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n. Bible
A member of the lineage of Jews who were of the tribe of Levi but not descended from Aaron, and whose men historically served as assistants to the Temple priests.

[Middle English, from Late Latin Lēvītēs, Lēvīta, from Greek Leuītēs, from Leui, Levi, from Hebrew Lēwî.]


1. (Bible) Old Testament a member of the priestly tribe of Levi
2. (Judaism) Judaism another word for Levi3


(ˈli vaɪt)

1. a member of the tribe of Levi, esp. one appointed to assist the Temple priests.
2. a descendant of the tribe of Levi, having honorific religious duties.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Late Latin Levīta < Greek Leuitēs Levite <Leui (< Hebrew Lēvī Levi, Levite)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Levite - a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi (especially the branch that provided male assistants to the temple priests)Levite - a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi (especially the branch that provided male assistants to the temple priests)
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


[ˈliːvaɪt] Nlevita m


nLevit(e) m
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