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Canaan

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/ ˈkeɪ nən /
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noun

the ancient region lying between the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Mediterranean: the land promised by God to Abraham. Genesis 12:5–10.
Biblical name of Palestine.
any land of promise.
a descendant of Ham, the son of Noah. Genesis 10.

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Origin of Canaan

From the Hebrew word Kenaʿan
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British Dictionary definitions for Canaan

Canaan
/ (ˈkeɪnən) /

noun

an ancient region between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean, corresponding roughly to Israel: the Promised Land of the Israelites
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