- New Testament. riches or material wealth. Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:9,11,13.
- (often initial capital letter) a personification of riches as an evil spirit or deity.
Origin of mammon
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Examples from the Web for mammon
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Mammon is the word which the modern translator gives as gold.
But Mammon was never the name of an idol or other form of false deity.
These difficulties, with many kindred ones, are the working of the laws of Mammon.
Being part of the system of Mammon it could do nothing else than fail.
The evils which Mammon has wrought Mammon will never remedy.
- riches or wealth regarded as a source of evil and corruption
- avarice or greed
- New Testament the personification of riches and greed in the form of a false god
Word Origin and History for mammon
"personification of wealth," mid-14c., from Late Latin mammona, from Greek mamonas, from Aramaic mamona, mamon "riches, gain;" left untranslated in Greek New Testament (e.g. Matt. vi:24, Luke xvi:9-13) retained in the Vulgate, and regarded mistakenly by medieval Christians as the name of a demon.
A New Testament expression for material wealth, which some people worship as a god. Figuratively, it simply means money.