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In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.


1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. the third son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of the tribe of Levi (Genesis 29:34)
b. the priestly tribe descended from this patriarch (Numbers 18:21–24)
2. (Bible) New Testament another name for Matthew the apostle


(Italian ˈlɛːvi)
1. (Biography) Carlo. 1902–75, Italian physician, painter, and writer. Best known for his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1947), his other works include The Watch (1952) and Words are Stones (1958)
2. (Biography) Primo (ˈpriːməʊ). 1919–87, Italian novelist. His book If This is a Man (1947) relates his experiences in Auschwitz. Other books include The Periodic Table (1956) and The Drowned and the Saved (1988), published after his suicide


(ˈliːvaɪ; Hebrew ˈlevi) or


(Judaism) Judaism a descendant of the tribe of Levi who has certain privileges in the synagogue service


(ˈli vaɪ, ˈleɪ vi)

1. a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:34.
2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
3. original name of Matthew (def. 1).
4. a Levite.
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Noun1.Levi - (New Testament) disciple of JesusLevi - (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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There's Hobson, the Babtis' preacher; and Deacon Lot Hovey, and Ben Rucker, and Abner Shackleford, and Levi Bell, the lawyer; and Dr.
I have no doubt in the world that you are doing well in that greasy Flanders; living probably on the fat of the unctuous land; sitting like a black-haired, tawny-skinned, long-nosed Israelite by the flesh-pots of Egypt; or like a rascally son of Levi near the brass cauldrons of the sanctuary, and every now and then plunging in a consecrated hook, and drawing out of the sea, of broth the fattest of heave-shoulders and the fleshiest of wave-breasts.
She taunts me with the notorious fact that Joseph, a son of Levi who sells jewels in Holborn, has made her an offer of marriage.
Sierra's mum and Levi's dad might have united, but Levi told school friends he hated his stepsister.
The volume begins, logically, with two essays that locate Levi geographically and culturally as a twentieth-century Turinese Jew.
While Usher points out that, curiously, Dante is not in Levi's The Search for Roots, he considers the importance of other writers (such as Ariosto, Galileo, Manzoni, Belli, Porta, all of whom are included in The Search for Roots) in his analysis "of literary creation and dissolution [which] is one which Levi returns to again and again" (181).
Levi was caught on December 13, 1943 and eventually imprisoned at a Nazi/Fascist internment camp in a town called Fossoli, near a railroad line that led to Auschwitz.
Levi ignores the fact that Albert the Great, Aquinas, and Duns Scotus envision an interactive will and intellect in their consideration of the theme of synderesis and conscience.
Meanwhile, Levi Strauss & Company has been losing profits--and laying off workers--in what seems to be an irreversible downhill slide in U.
Photographers who participated in shooting a day's activities throughout the world for AT&T, Levi Strauss, Hewlett-Packard and Beckman Instruments ranged from world-famous pros to talented amateurs and students looking forward to a career in professional photography.
Men died not despite their valor but because of it," Levi writes.
Berkowitz's idea allows Gordon to talk of virtue in Levi as "symptomatic of a certain neo-Aristotelianism, of pre-modern affirmation of the ordinary and of liberal, post-Enlightenment values" (28).