apikores

noun
api·​ko·​res
variants: or apikoros \ ˌäpēˈkȯrəs \
plural apikorsim\ -​rsə̇m \

Definition of apikores

: a Jew who is lax in observing Jewish law or who does not believe in Judaism also : skeptic, atheist

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History and Etymology for apikores

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 4 Jul. 2022.

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