[ am-uh-rahyt ]

  1. a member of one of the principal tribes, or nations, of Canaan before its conquest by the Israelites. 2 Samuel 12:26–31.

  2. the Semitic language of the Amorites.

Origin of Amorite

First recorded in 1600–10; from Hebrew ĕmōr(ī) “Amorites” + -ite1

Words Nearby Amorite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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