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Amalekite

[am-uh-lek-ahyt, uh-mal-i-kahyt] /ˈæm əˌlɛk aɪt, əˈmæl ɪˌkaɪt/
noun, plural Amalekites (especially collectively) Amalekite.
1.
a member of the tribe of Amalek. Gen. 36:12.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Amalekites.
Origin of Amalekite
< Hebrew ʿămālēq Amalek + -ite1
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Amalekite

/əˈmæləˌkaɪt/
noun
1.
(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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