Wandering Jew

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Wandering Jew

n.
A Jew of medieval legend condemned to wander until the Day of Judgment for having mocked Jesus on the day of the Crucifixion.

wandering Jew

n.
Any of several trailing plants chiefly of the genus Tradescantia, often having variegated purplish foliage and widely grown as houseplants.
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wandering Jew

n
1. (Plants) any of several related creeping or trailing plants of tropical America, esp Tradescantia fluminensis and Zebrina pendula: family Commelinaceae
2. (Plants) Austral a similar creeping plant of the genus Commelina

Wandering Jew

n
(European Myth & Legend) (in medieval legend) a character condemned to roam the world eternally because he mocked Christ on the day of the Crucifixion
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Wan′dering Jew′


n.
1. a legendary character condemned to roam without rest because he struck Christ on the day of the Crucifixion.
2. any of various creeping plants of the spiderwort family, with green or variegated leaves, as Zebrina pendula.
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Noun1.Wandering Jew - a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking Jesus at the Crucifixion
Jew, Hebrew, Israelite - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
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Translations

wandering Jew

n
a. (Bot) → miseria
b. the Wandering Jewl'ebreo errante
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Cartaphilus, Revista de Investigacion y Critica Estetica 9 (2011): 124-34.
La construccion de una estetica en El desierto y su semilla, de Jorge Baron Biza", en Cartaphilus (no.
The Armenian archbishop, who has come to England to visit its holy sites, obliges them with the story of Cartaphilus, a porter in the hall of Pontius Pilate, who struck Jesus on the back with his hand as Jesus was leaving.
Lorente Carrillo, Yolanda y Maria Dolores Garcia Mateos, ",,Me ha venido la ventolera de hacer versos funambulescos>>: Lo grotesco en Banville y en Valle-Inclan", Cartaphilus. Revista de Investigacion y Critica Estetica, 7-8, 2010, pp.