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[am-uh-lek-ahyt, uh-mal-i-kahyt]
noun, plural Am·a·lek·ites, (especially collectively) Am·a·lek·ite.
  1. a member of the tribe of Amalek. Gen. 36:12.
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  1. of or relating to the Amalekites.
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Origin of Amalekite

< Hebrew ʿămālēq Amalek + -ite1
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Historical Examples of amalekite

  • 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.

  • "Then we will try to take her in Klysma," cried Phoebicius to the Amalekite.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for amalekite


  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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