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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  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
Derived FormsEdomitish or Edomitic (ˌiːdəˈmɪtɪk), adjective
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