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Hasmonean

[ haz-muh-nee-uhn ]
/ 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.

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Also Has·mo·nae·an .
Also called As·mo·ne·an, As·mo·nae·an [az-muh-nee-uhn] /ˌæz məˈni ən/ .
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Origin of Hasmonean

First recorded in 1610–20; variant (with h-, from Hebrew kh-) of Asmonean, from Late Latin Asmōnae(us) of Hasmōn (from Greek Asmṓnaios ) + -an
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