apikores

noun

api·​ko·​res
variants or apikoros
ˌäpēˈkȯrəs
plural apikorsim
-rsə̇m
: a Jew who is lax in observing Jewish law or who does not believe in Judaism
also : skeptic, atheist

Word History

Etymology

Yiddish & Hebrew; Yiddish apikurus, from Hebrew apīqōrōs, from Greek Epikouros Epicurus

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“Apikores.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apikores. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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