Definition of


  1. (noun, state) wealth regarded as an evil influence
  2. (noun, person) (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit

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Alternate forms of Mammon

Hypernyms: wealth, wealthiness

Origin of the word Mammon

  1. "personification of wealth," mid-14c., from L.L. mammona, from Gk. mammonas, from Aramaic mamona, mamon "riches, gain," left untranslated in Gk. N.T. (e.g. Matt. vi.24, Luke xvi.9-13) retained in the Vulgate, and regarded mistakenly by medieval Christians as the name of a demon. more

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