Word Origin and History for ebionite
1640s, sect (1c.-2c.) that held Jesus was a mere man and Christians continued bound by Mosaic Law, from Latin ebonita, from Hebrew ebyon "poor."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for ebionite
The Ebionite churches, on the contrary, grew poorer each day.
This is what is meant by the Ebionite tone of the Epistle; for poverty is the condition which Ebionism delights to honour.The Expositor's Bible:
The theory of the Ebionite legend must contain some truth at the bottom, in spite of the fables which are mingled with it.
A little later, and yet another Ebionite tried his hand on the Alexandrian version; this was Symmachus.
The Ebionite who kissed the Pentateuch, and the Gnostic who tore it up, were both foolish because both ignorant.