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Definition: The name Moabite refers to inhabitants of Moab (east of the Dead Sea), a Semitic people in the Bible. They are said to be descendants of Lot and Lot's daughter.

Source: "Moab" A Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Edited by Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2006.

The Biblical Ruth from the Book of Ruth was a Moabite.

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