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[Middle English, from Late Latin Levīticus, from Greek Leuītikos, Levitical, from Leuītēs, Levite; see Levite.]


(Bible) Old Testament the third book of the Old Testament, containing Levitical law and ritual precepts


(lɪˈvɪt ɪ kəs)

the third book of the Bible, containing laws chiefly concerning the priests and Jewish ceremonial observance.
[< Late Latin Lēviticus (liber) Levitical (book) < Greek Leuītikós. See Levite, -ic]
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Noun1.Leviticus - the third book of the Old TestamentLeviticus - the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Laws, Pentateuch, Torah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
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[lɪˈvɪtɪkəs] NLevítico m


[lɪˈvɪtɪkəs] nLevitico
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The Hebrew phrase used here is va-yikra be-shem, which can also be translated as "called by the name of the Lord" or "called in the name of the Lord.
Va-yikra ve-shem thus combines proclaiming (va-yikra/invoking) the Divine Name and indicating its significance (ve-shem/by the name).
This is the keri, followed by the Peshitta and Targum Yonatan, which say va-tikra, "she named him", although the ketiv has va-yikra, "He (David) named him".