Naphtalite

noun
Naph·​ta·​lite | \ ˈnaftəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of Naphtalite

: a member of the Hebrew tribe of Naphtali

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History and Etymology for Naphtalite

Naphtali, second son of Jacob and ancestor of the tribe (from Late Latin, from Hebrew Naphĕtālī) + English -ite

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“Naphtalite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Naphtalite. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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