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Moabite

[moh-uh-bahyt]
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noun
  1. an inhabitant or native of Moab.
  2. an extinct language of Moab, in the Canaanite group of Semitic languages.
adjective
  1. Also Mo·a·bit·ic [moh-uh-bit-ik] /ˌmoʊ əˈbɪt ɪk/, Mo·a·bit·ish [moh-uh-bahy-tish] /ˈmoʊ əˌbaɪ tɪʃ/. of or relating to the ancient kingdom of Moab, its people, or their language.

Origin of Moabite

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Mōabīta < Greek Mōabī́tēs, representing Hebrew mōābī. See Moab, -ite1
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Examples from the Web for moabite

Historical Examples

  • It rested like a swallow's nest on the lofty edge of the Moabite plateau.

    Biblical Geography and History

    Charles Foster Kent

  • "Woe to the man that should say differently," replied the Moabite, feeling the flattery.

    A King of Tyre

    James M. Ludlow

  • How came it that the Moabite army was so completely in David's power?

  • On the Moabite Stone the word occurs as meaning the stone itself.

    Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • Jehoshaphat did not say to a Moabite or an Ammonite, "I am as thou art."

    The All-Sufficiency of Christ

    Charles Henry Mackintosh


British Dictionary definitions for moabite

Moabite

adjective
  1. of or relating to Moab, an ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea, or its inhabitants
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Moab
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