- a member of one of the principal tribes, or nations, of Canaan before its conquest by the Israelites. II Sam. 12:26–31.
- the Semitic language of the Amorites.
Origin of Amorite
1600–10; < Hebrew ĕmōr(ī) Amorites + -ite1
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The Egyptian language was understood at the court of the Amorite chieftain.
The Amorite chieftain then questioned Sinuhe concerning his flight.
Dagon, too, is held by some authorities to have been purely an Amorite divinity.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria
Moreover, individual branches of the Amorite stock had names of their own.
The Amorite kingdoms of Sihon and Og fell before their assault.