Hasmonean

[ haz-muh-nee-uh n ]
/ ˌhæz məˈni ən /
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noun

a member of a priestly family of Jewish rulers and leaders in Judea in the 1st and 2nd centuries b.c.

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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