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Amorite

[am-uh-rahyt]
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noun
  1. a member of one of the principal tribes, or nations, of Canaan before its conquest by the Israelites. II Sam. 12:26–31.
  2. the Semitic language of the Amorites.
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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.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • The Amorite chieftain then questioned Sinuhe concerning his flight.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • Dagon, too, is held by some authorities to have been purely an Amorite divinity.

  • Moreover, individual branches of the Amorite stock had names of their own.

  • The Amorite kingdoms of Sihon and Og fell before their assault.