[ moh-uh-bahyt ]

  1. an inhabitant or native of Moab.

  2. an extinct language of Moab, in the Canaanite group of Semitic languages.

  1. Also Mo·a·bit·ic [moh-uh-bit-ik], /ˌmoʊ əˈbɪt ɪk/, Mo·a·bit·ish [moh-uh-bahy-tish]. /ˈmoʊ əˌbaɪ tɪʃ/. of or relating to the ancient kingdom of Moab, its people, or their language.

Origin of Moabite

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin Mōabīta<Greek Mōabī́tēs, representing Hebrew mōābī.See Moab, -ite1

Words Nearby Moabite Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for Moabite


/ (ˈməʊəˌbaɪt) Old Testament /

  1. of or relating to Moab, an ancient kingdom east of the Dead Sea, or its inhabitants

  1. a native or inhabitant of Moab

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