[ ee-duh m ]
/ ˈi dəm /


Esau, the brother of Jacob.
Greek Idumaea, Idumea. an ancient region between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, bordering ancient Palestine.
the kingdom of the Edomites located in this region.



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/ (ˈiːdəm) /


a nomadic people descended from Esau
the son of Esau, who was the supposed ancestor of this nation
the ancient kingdom of this people, situated between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba
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