horite


horite
\\ˈhōrˌīt\ noun (-s)
Usage: usually capitalized
1. : a cave-dwelling people of the biblical period prior to the time of Abraham that inhabited the Dead sea region of the eastern Mediterranean
2. : a member of the Horite people

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/hawr"uyt, hohr"-/, n.
1. an ancient people of Edom living in the region of the Dead Sea, possibly identical with the Hurrians.
2. a member of this people.

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