Nazirite

noun
Naz·​i·​rite | \ ˈna-zə-ˌrīt How to pronounce Nazirite (audio) \
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 How to pronounce Naziritism (audio) \ 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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“Nazirite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nazirite. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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