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1gentile

noun gen·tile \ˈjen-ˌtī(-ə)l\

: a person who is not Jewish

Full Definition of GENTILE

1
often capitalized :  a person of a non-Jewish nation or of non-Jewish faith; especially :  a Christian as distinguished from a Jew
2
:  heathen, pagan
3
often capitalized :  a non-Mormon
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Examples of GENTILE

  1. <a strict sect that believes that fellowship with gentiles should exist only for the purposes of conversion>

Origin of GENTILE

Middle English, from Late Latin gentilis, from Latin gent-, gens nation
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Jewish Religion Terms

Talmud, Zion, challah, dybbuk, kosher, tabernacle, tetragrammaton, yarmulke

2gentile

adjective

Definition of GENTILE

1
often capitalized
a :  of or relating to the nations at large as distinguished from the Jews; also :  of or relating to Christians as distinguished from the Jews
b :  of or relating to non-Mormons
2
:  heathen, pagan
3
[Latin gentilis] :  relating to a tribe or clan

First Known Use of GENTILE

15th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary
GENTILE Defined for Kids

1gentile

noun , gen·tile often cap \ˈjen-ˌtīl\

Definition of GENTILE for Kids

:  a person who is not Jewish

2gentile

adjective , often cap

Definition of GENTILE for Kids

:  of or relating to people who are not Jewish

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