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[am-uh-lek-ahyt, uh-mal-i-kahyt] /ˈæm əˌlɛk aɪt, əˈmæl ɪˌkaɪt/
noun, plural Amalekites (especially collectively) Amalekite.
a member of the tribe of Amalek. Gen. 36:12.
of or relating to the Amalekites.
Origin of Amalekite
< Hebrew ʿămālēq Amalek + -ite1 Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Amalekite
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  • He would have the Amalekite alive that he might cause him to die a hundred deaths in one.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • Saul had spared only one Amalekite, and had smitten the rest.

  • "She carried something in her arms," answered the Amalekite.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "Then we will try to take her in Klysma," cried Phoebicius to the Amalekite.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Here it was, then, that this Amalekite came to his end by the hand of righteous Samuel.

    Life and Times of David Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • How, then, could a faithful Israelite ever bow to an Amalekite?

  • And he answered, "I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite."

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • He would not bow to the Amalekite, let the consequence be what it might.

    The Assembly of God C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • But he was not an Arab nor an Amalekite; he was one of the chosen people.


    Peter Rosegger
  • Then he pressed a farewell kiss on the Amalekite boy's forehead, the lad sprang ashore, and the journey northward began.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for Amalekite


(Old Testament) a member of a nomadic tribe descended from Esau (Genesis 36:12), dwelling in the desert between Sinai and Canaan and hostile to the Israelites: they were defeated by Saul and destroyed by David (I Samuel 15–30)
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