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  1. a descendant of Esau or Edom. Num. 20:14–21.
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Origin of Edomite

First recorded in 1350–1400; Edom + -ite1
Related formsE·dom·it·ish, E·dom·it·ic [ee-duh-mit-ik] /ˌi dəˈmɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for edomite

Historical Examples of edomite

  • Now Doeg, the Edomite, the chief of Saul's herdsmen, was there that day.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • From the Edomite thou shalt not turn away; he is thy brother?

  • Ben Ezra doeth not well to keep faith with a Roman or an Edomite.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • Possibly in this period of conquest Bozrah became tributary to Moab, without ceasing to be an Edomite city.

  • Was it here that King Amaziah destroyed his Edomite prisoners after his victory in the “valley of salt?”

British Dictionary definitions for edomite


  1. an inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Edom, whose people were hostile to the Israelites in Old Testament times
  2. the ancient Semitic language of this people, closely related to Hebrew
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Derived FormsEdomitish or Edomitic (ˌiːdəˈmɪtɪk), adjective
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