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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
One time Levi went to Anita's house to fetch her for an urgent laundry.
In light of the growing importance surrounding the figure of Primo Levi, Patruno and Ricci's edited volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Primo Levi is a much-welcomed contribution in the bookshelf of the Italian studies scholar.
Translating Levi with accuracy is crucial: it is necessary to honor his effort to write the unwritable with clarity, concision, and with a clear sense of observation and attention to detail.
Levi was deported to Auschwitz at the age of 24 after being arrested in December 1943 by Fascist militia.
Sierra's mum and Levi's dad might have united, but Levi told school friends he hated his stepsister.
She told detectives she had no idea how Levi suf-suf fered the massive abdominal injuries which led to him bleeding to death at a flat on Nightingale Avenue, Smiths Wood.
Pugliese suggerisce che il motivo di questa rimozione e dovuto alla "disturbing reality" messa a nudo da Levi riguardo alla illusoria morte degli istinti fascisti nella vita politica italiana ed europea.
Owner Lance Levi opened the company in November after nearly 10 years in the real estate business.
She also said that Sarah Palin had used Levi as a pawn during the 2008 presidential campaign.