Hasmonean

[haz-muh-nee-uh n]
Also Has·mo·nae·an, Asmonean, Asmonaean.
Compare Maccabees.

Origin of Hasmonean

1610–20; variant (with h- < Hebrew kh-) of Asmonean < Late Latin Asmōnae(us) of Hasmōn (< Greek Asmṓnaios) + -an
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  • This last scion of the Hasmonean house held a brief royal sway from 40 to 37.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History

    Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

  • More deeds of needless bloodshed were perpetrated by his wanton command until every remnant of the Hasmonean house was destroyed.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History

    Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris