mammon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mammon (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit "ye cannot serve God and Mammon"
    • n mammon wealth regarded as an evil influence
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mammon măm"mŭn Riches; wealth; the god of riches; riches, personified. "Ye can not serve God and Mammon ."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mammon mam′un riches: the god of riches
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Quotations

  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon discover that there isn't a God.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mammona, Gr. mammwna^s riches, Syr. mamōnā,; cf. Heb. matmōn, a hiding place, subterranean storehouse, treasury, fr. tāman, to hide
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. mammona—Gr. mamōnas—Syriac mamônâ, riches.

Usage

In literature:

Make friends with the Mammon of your wealth so that when you fail here it may receive you into a everlastin' habitation.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
Would you like to see me obey Mr. Mammon's behest and crib my aspirations within ruled lines?
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
The Manager smiled the sycophantic smile of one who worships Mammon.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
But the protest against the sacrifice of man to mammonized society has been no monopoly of Christ and those spiritually descended from Him.
"Is civilization a disease?" by Stanton Coit
Too late he finds that his savings are not safe, and he endeavours to make friends with the mammon of unrighteousness.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
To the all absorbing spirit of Mammon be ascribed the evil change.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
Above both was the shining face of Mammon.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
I defy you to continue an altogether uninterested auditor of the fascinating intelligence of Mammon.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
Mammon used to drink the blood of his victims and when this was not to be had, he drank his own.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
There are many who attribute to mammon-marriages all the terrible evils of our disordered love-life of to-day.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
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In poetry:

While mammon's scheme is working well
Behind its ghostly curtain:
They keep you here in certain hell,
Through fear of one uncertain.
"The Walk Home From Beldagon" by Ernest Jones
Woman's aching heart was throbbing
With her wasting children's pain,
While red Mammon's hand was robbing
God's thought-treasure from their brain!
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
It is not England that they hear,
But mighty Mammon's pipers, trained
To trumpet out his moods, and stir
His sluggish soul: HER voice is chained:
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith
“ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE!” You hear the people shouting.
The walls of Mammon tremble ere they fall.
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! Is this a time for doubting?
The poets have been prophets after all.
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson
And is it not a gladness, that man, thy brother man,
And woman's gentle sisterhood, and childhood, where it can,
Are eager here to bless thee,-- tho' Mammon seems to ban--
To bless, yes, all among the million?
"One Among The Million" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Within the House of Mammon his priesthood stands alert,
By mysteries attended, by dusk and splendors girt,
Knowing, for faiths departed, his own shall still endure,
And they be found his chosen, untroubled, solemn, sure.
"The Common Cult" by George Sterling

In news:

This was at the old National Tennis Center, and not the monument to mammon and athletic shoes that exists on that spot today.
(or: Robbing Paul To Please Mammon ).
GOD AND MAMMON , PART 2 This is indeed an interesting chart (via Sullivan) from a Pew global survey that was released earlier this month.
Ingrid Rowland claims that the Warburg Institute sacrificed some duplicate books bequeathed to it by Frances Yates on "the altar of mammon" by selling them to the Getty.
Mammone places first for the third year in a row in 35th annual race.
You can not serve both God and Mammon.
Jews, mammon and anti- Semitism .
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In science:

In a stimulating paper, H¨ardle and Mammon introduce a nonparametric curve regression based model validation procedure.
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
Kbn (x − Xi ) H¨ardle and Mammon use an L2 distance between ˆµ and ˆµ ˆθ as the test statistic for H0 .
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
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