Elkesaite

noun

El·​ke·​saite
ˈelkəˌsīt;
ˌelkəˈsāˌīt,
-ˈsīˌīt
plural -s
: a member of an Ebionite sect in whose system magic and astrology played a conspicuous role

Word History

Etymology

Elkesai, semilegendary author of a 2d or 3d century work of religious inspiration + English -ite

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“Elkesaite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elkesaite. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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