Origin of mammon
Examples from the Web for mammon
When it comes to Hollywood and films about faith, God and mammon are both finding devotees.
It is left to the priest and his ally from the ranks of "Mammon" to follow these tangled threads.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
It is a city of saints and sinners, where God and Mammon have each their temples and their crowds of worshippers.Days and Nights in London|J. Ewing Ritchie
What I like in you is that you've definitely let Mammon go—it's the only decent way.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
When the votary of Mammon has propitiated his deity, let him count the children he has sacrificed upon his altar.Sheppard Lee, Vol. II (of 2)|Robert Montgomery Bird
There is now, however, a great conflict of interests, and Mammon is holding his revels in the Valley.Hesperothen; Notes from the West, Vol. II (of 2)|W. H. Russell
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Word Origin for mammon
British Dictionary definitions for mammon (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for mammon
"personification of wealth," mid-14c., from Late Latin mammona, from Greek mamonas, from Aramaic mamona, mamon "riches, gain;" left untranslated in Greek New Testament (e.g. Matt. vi:24, Luke xvi:9-13) retained in the Vulgate, and regarded mistakenly by medieval Christians as the name of a demon.
Culture definitions for mammon
A New Testament expression for material wealth, which some people worship as a god. Figuratively, it simply means money.