pharisaic

adjective

phar·​i·​sa·​ic ˌfer-ə-ˈsā-ik How to pronounce pharisaic (audio)
ˌfa-rə-
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capitalized : of or relating to the Pharisees

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin pharisaicus, from Late Greek pharisaikos, from Greek pharisaios Pharisee

First Known Use

circa 1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pharisaic was circa 1618

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Cite this Entry

“Pharisaic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharisaic. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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