Levi

noun
Le·​vi | \ ˈlē-ˌvī How to pronounce Levi (audio) \

Definition of Levi

: a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of the priestly tribe of Levi

First Known Use of Levi

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Levi

Late Latin, from Hebrew Lēwī

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The first known use of Levi was before the 12th century

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