Adamite

[ad-uh-mahyt]

Origin of Adamite

First recorded in 1620–30; Adam + -ite1
Related formsAd·am·it·ic [ad-uh-mit-ik] /ˌæd əˈmɪt ɪk/, Ad·am·it·i·cal, adjective
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Adamite

noun
  1. a human being
  2. a nudist, esp a member of an early Christian sect who sought to imitate Adam
Derived FormsAdamitic (ˌædəˈmɪtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for adamite

Adamite

n.

"human being, descendant of Adam" the Biblical first man, 1630s, from Adam + -ite (1). Used from 1620s of sects or groups that practice nudism, in reference to the state of Adam before the Fall.

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