As`mo*ne"an (#), a.

Of or pertaining to the patriotic Jewish family to which the Maccabees belonged; Maccabean; as, the Asmonean dynasty.

[Written also Asmonaean.]


© Webster 1913.

As`mo*ne"an, n.

One of the Asmonean family. The Asmoneans were leaders and rulers of the Jews from 168 to 35 b. c.


© Webster 1913.

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