Meaning of Canaan in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkeɪnən/

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proper noun

  • The biblical name for the area of ancient Palestine west of the River Jordan, the Promised Land of the Israelites, who conquered and occupied it during the latter part of the 2nd millennium BC.


Early 17th century via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek Khanaan, from Hebrew kĕna`an.