Israelite

noun
Is·​ra·​el·​ite | \ ˈiz-r(ē-)ə-ˌlīt How to pronounce Israelite (audio) \

Definition of Israelite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a descendant of the Hebrew patriarch Jacob specifically : a native or inhabitant of the ancient northern kingdom of Israel

Israelite

adjective

Definition of Israelite (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Israel or to the Israelites

First Known Use of Israelite

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Israelite

Noun

Middle English, from Late Latin Israelita, from Greek Israēlitēs, from Israēl

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“Israelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Israelite. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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Israelite

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Israelite

: a person who was born in or who lived in the ancient kingdom of Israel

Israelite

noun
Is·​ra·​el·​ite | \ ˈiz-rē-ə-ˌlīt How to pronounce Israelite (audio) \

Kids Definition of Israelite

: a person born or living in the ancient kingdom of Israel

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