Nazirite

noun
Naz·i·rite | \ˈna-zə-ˌrīt \
variants: or Nazarite

Definition of Nazirite 

: 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

Other Words from Nazirite

Naziritism \ˈna-zə-ˌrī-ˌti-zəm \ noun

First Known Use of Nazirite

1560, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Nazirite

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

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