Essene

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noun Es·sene \i-ˈsēn, ˈe-ˌsēn\

Definition of Essene

  1. :  a member of a monastic brotherhood of Jews in Palestine from the second century b.c. to the second century a.d.

Essenian

play \i-ˈsē-nē-ən, e-ˈsē-\ or

Essenic

play \i-ˈse-nik, -ˈsē-nik, e-\ adjective

Essenism

play \i-ˈsē-ˌni-zəm, e-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of essene

Greek Essēnos


First Known Use: 1553


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