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Meaning of MAMMON

Pronunciation:  'mamun, 'mamun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit; "ye cannot serve God and Mammon"
  2. [n]  wealth regarded as an evil influence

MAMMON is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: imaginary being, imaginary creature, wealth, wealthiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mam"mon\, n. [L. mammona, Gr. ? riches, Syr. mam?n[=a];
cf. Heb. matm?n a hiding place, subterranean storehouse,
treasury, fr. t[=a]man to hide.]
Riches; wealth; the god of riches; riches, personified.

      Ye can not serve God and Mammon.         --Matt. vi.

Easton Bible Dictionary

a Chaldee or Syriac word meaning "wealth" or "riches" (Luke 16:9-11); also, by personification, the god of riches (Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:9-11).

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