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Israelite

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noun Is·ra·el·ite \ˈiz-r(ē-)ə-ˌlīt\

Definition of Israelite

  1. :  a descendant of the Hebrew patriarch Jacob; specifically :  a native or inhabitant of the ancient northern kingdom of Israel

Origin and Etymology of israelite

Middle English, from Late Latin Israelita, from Greek Israēlitēs, from Israēl


First Known Use: 14th century


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Israelite

adjective Is·ra·el·ite

Definition of Israelite

  1. :  of or relating to Israel or to the Israelites

1851

First Known Use of israelite

1851


ISRAELITE Defined for English Language Learners

Israelite

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Definition of Israelite for English Language Learners

  • : a person who was born in or who lived in the ancient kingdom of Israel



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