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Levi

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[ lee-vahy, ley-vee; for 5 also lee-vee ]
/ ˈli vaɪ, ˈleɪ vi; for 5 also ˈli vi /
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noun
a son of Jacob and Leah. Genesis 29:34.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
original name of Matthew (def. 1).
a Levite.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “a joining.”
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Other definitions for Levi (2 of 2)

Levi2
[ le-vee ]
/ ˈlɛ vi /

noun
Car·lo [kahr-law], /ˈkɑr lɔ/, 1902–75, Italian painter and writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for Levi (1 of 3)

Levi1
/ (ˈliːvaɪ) /

noun
Old Testament
  1. the third son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of the tribe of Levi (Genesis 29:34)
  2. the priestly tribe descended from this patriarch (Numbers 18:21–24)
New Testament another name for Matthew the apostle

British Dictionary definitions for Levi (2 of 3)

Levi2
/ (Italian ˈlɛːvi) /

noun
Carlo. 1902–75, Italian physician, painter, and writer. Best known for his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1947), his other works include The Watch (1952) and Words are Stones (1958)
Primo (ˈpriːməʊ). 1919–87, Italian novelist. His book If This is a Man (1947) relates his experiences in Auschwitz. Other books include The Periodic Table (1956) and The Drowned and the Saved (1988), published after his suicide

British Dictionary definitions for Levi (3 of 3)

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Levite (ˈliːvaɪt)

/ (ˈliːvaɪ, Hebrew ˈlevi) /

noun
Judaism a descendant of the tribe of Levi who has certain privileges in the synagogue service
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