Anakim

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Anakim (Bibl) A race of giants living in Palestine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anakim A pre-Canaanite tribe mentioned in the Old Testament, otherwise called ‘the Anak’ or ‘the sons of Anak,’ and, as usual in regard to outlying tribes of which little is known, reputed to be giants.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Heb

Usage

In literature:

There were meats enough to have feasted the Anakim.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
Then the Anakim took it and gave five more.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
I felt the thews of Anakim, The pulses of a Titan's heart.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
In the north they were known as Hivites, at Hebron they were called Anakim, at Jerusalem they were Jebusites.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
Here was a stack of long, rough, rusty pigs, clumsy as the shillelabs of the Anakim.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
The Anakim may therefore have been an Amorite tribe.
"Patriarchal Palestine" by Archibald Henry Sayce
Halicarnassus and the Anakim took up their position in line on the other side of the road, hat in hand, watching.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
We may from hence perceive that the history of the Anakim was not totally obliterated among the Grecians.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
They seem to have been of the Anakim race, and worshippers of the Sun.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Anakim, that they formerly existed, shown, 124.
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
Truly, I saw before me the Anakims of the cattle tribe.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Anakim, height of, 16.
"The Hittites" by A. H. Sayce
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In poetry:

At last to us a woodland path,
To open sunset leading,
Revealed the Anakim of pines
Our wildest wish exceeding.
"The Wood Giant" by John Greenleaf Whittier