Capernaite

noun

Ca·​per·​na·​ite
kəˈpərnēˌīt
plural -s
1
: a native or inhabitant of Capernaum
2
: one who believes in transubstantiation
specifically : one who interprets literally Jesus' discourse at Capernaum on the bread of life (John 6:26–58)

Word History

Etymology

Capernaum, city in ancient Palestine + English -ite

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“Capernaite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Capernaite. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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