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Ca"naan*ite (?), n.


A descendant of Canaan, the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah.


A Native or inbabitant of the land of Canaan, esp. a member of any of the tribes who inhabited Canaan at the time of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.


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Ca"naan*ite, n. [From an Aramaic word signifying "zeal."]

A zealot.

"Simon the Canaanite."

Matt. x. 4.

⇒ This was the "Simon called Zelotes" (Luke vi. 15), i.e., Simon the zealot.



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