apikores

noun api·ko·res \ˌäpēˈkȯrəs\
variants: or

apikoros

\ˌäpēˈkȯrəs\

Definition of apikores

plural

apikorsim

\-rsə̇m\
  1. :  a Jew who is lax in observing Jewish law or who does not believe in Judaism; also :  skeptic, atheist

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Origin and Etymology of apikores

Yiddish & Hebrew; Yiddish apikurus, from Hebrew apīqōrōs, from Greek Epikouros Epicurus — more at epicure


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