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or As·mo·nae·an

[az-muh-nee-uh n]
  1. Hasmonean.
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Examples from the Web for asmonean

Historical Examples

  • With her death the line of Asmonean claimants to the throne was ended.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard

  • He reigned in a state of magnificence unknown to the Asmonean princes.

  • The Asmonean princes had violently converted entire populations to it (Idumeans, Itureans, etc.).

    The Apostles

    Ernest Renan

  • The Asmonean royalty, nevertheless, was always distracted by profound interior vices.

  • The insulted and decimated Jews now rallied under Mattathias, the founder of the Asmonean dynasty.