Canaanite Ca"naan*ite, n. [From an Aramaic word signifying ``zeal.''] A zealot. ``Simon the Canaanite.'' --Matt. x. 4. [1913 Webster]

Note: This was the ``Simon called Zelotes'' (--Luke vi. 15), i.e., Simon the zealot. --Kitto. [1913 Webster]

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  • Canaanite — Ca naan*ite, n. 1. A descendant of Canaan, the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah. [1913 Webster] 2. A Native or inhabitant of the land of Canaan, esp. a member of any of the tribes who inhabited Canaan at the time of the exodus of the Israelites… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Canaanite — [kā′nənīt΄] n. 1. a member of the people originally inhabiting Canaan 2. the Semitic language of this people 3. a group of ancient Semitic languages including Phoenician, Punic, and Hebrew Canaanitish [kā′nənīt′ish] adj. Canaanitic [kān′nənit′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • Canaanite — noun Etymology: Greek Kananitēs, from Kanaan Canaan, from Hebrew Kĕna‘an Date: 1535 a member of a Semitic people inhabiting ancient Palestine and Phoenicia from about 3000 B.C. • Canaanite adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Canaanite — Canaanitish /kay neuh nuy tish/, Canaanitic /kay neuh nit ik/, adj. /kay neuh nuyt /, n. 1. a member of a Semitic people that inhabited parts of ancient Palestine and were conquered by the Israelites and largely absorbed by them. 2. a group of… …   Universalium

  • Canaanite — adj. of or pertaining to Canaan; of or pertaining to Canaanites; of or pertaining to the Canaanite languages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Canaanite — 1. noun a) Member of ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites. b) A subfamily of the Semitic languages, which were spoken by the ancient peoples of the Canaan region, including Canaanites, Israelites,… …   Wiktionary

  • Canaanite —    A name given to the apostle Simon (Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18). The word here does not, however, mean a descendant of Canaan, but is a translation, or rather almost a transliteration, of the Syriac word Kanenyeh (R.V. rendered Cananaen ), which… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • canaanite — n. member of a Semitic people which inhabited ancient Canaan; group of Semitic languages spoken in ancient Palestine and Syria …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Canaanite — [ keɪnənʌɪt] noun a native or inhabitant of Canaan, the biblical name for the area of ancient Palestine west of the River Jordan, the Promised Land of the Israelites …   English new terms dictionary