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Nazirite

noun Naz·i·rite \ˈna-zə-ˌrīt\

Definition of Nazirite

  1. :  a Jew of biblical times consecrated to God by a vow to avoid drinking wine, cutting the hair, and being defiled by the presence of a corpse

Naz·i·rit·ism play \-ˌrī-ˌti-zəm\ noun


Variants of nazirite

or Naz·a·rite play \ˈna-zə-ˌrīt\

Origin of nazirite

Late Latin nazaraeus, from Greek naziraios, nazaraios, from Hebrew nāzīr, literally, consecrated


First Known Use: 1560


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