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Jebusite

[jeb-yuh-sahyt]
noun
  1. a member of an ancient Canaanite people that lived in Jebus.
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Origin of Jebusite

First recorded in 1525–35; Jebus + -ite1
Related formsJeb·u·sit·ic [jeb-yuh-sit-ik] /ˌdʒɛb yəˈsɪt ɪk/, Jeb·u·sit·i·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • It is the so-called Ophel, on which the ancient Jebusite fortress was reared.

    Biblical Geography and History

    Charles Foster Kent

  • Upon it, probably, stood the Jebusite fortress which so long defied the Israelites, but was finally taken by David.

  • It may have been made as early as the time of Solomon or David, or even in Jebusite times.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • By the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, the angel of judgment sheathed his sword.

    Life and Times of David

    Charles Henry Mackintosh

  • Signior Laverdure, by the heart of an honest man, this Jebusite—this, confusion to him!