Nazirite

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noun Naz·i·rite \ˈna-zə-ˌrīt\
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Nazarite

Definition of Nazirite

  1. :  a Jew of biblical times consecrated to God by a vow to avoid drinking wine, cutting the hair, and being defiled by the presence of a corpse

Naziritism

play \ˈna-zə-ˌrī-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of nazirite

Late Latin nazaraeus, from Greek naziraios, nazaraios, from Hebrew nāzīr, literally, consecrated


First Known Use: 1560


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