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plural noun
  1. tall people or giants who lived in S Palestine and were destroyed or scattered after the arrival of the Hebrews. Num. 13:28, 31; Deut. 2:21; 9:2.
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Examples from the Web for anakim

Historical Examples

  • These Anakim were the men that had so terrified the ten spies.

    The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua

    William Garden Blaikie

  • Better, indeed, the gripe of the demons or the sword of the Anakim.


    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

  • I have a task in store for these same Anakim, and I purpose leading them myself.


    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

  • Meantime the Anakim were fighting at considerable disadvantage.


    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

  • Adanson estimated the age of some of these Anakim of trees at 1500 years.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin