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mam·mon / ˈmamən/ (also Mam·mon) • n. wealth regarded as an evil influence or false object of worship and devotion. It was taken by medieval writers as the name of the devil of covetousness, and revived in this sense by Milton. DERIVATIVES: mam·mon·ism / -ˌizəm/ n. mam·mon·ist / -ˌist/ n.

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Mammon (personification of) riches. XVI. Earlier Mammona as a proper name for ‘the devil of covetousness’ — late L. mam(m)ōna, mam(m)on — N.T. Gr. mam(m)ōnás (Matt. 6: 24, Luke 16: 9–13) — Aram. māmónā, māmôn riches, gain.

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Mammon wealth regarded as an evil influence or false object of worship and devotion (sometimes as the mammon of unrighteousness, from Luke 16:19). It was taken by medieval writers as the name of the devil of covetousness, and revived in this sense by Milton.

See also you cannot serve God and Mammon.

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mammon (măm´ən), Aramaic term, meaning worldly riches, retained in the New Testament Greek. "Ye cannot serve God and mammon" is one of the most noted biblical strictures.

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