Levite

[ lee-vahyt ]
/ ˈli vaɪt /

noun

a member of the tribe of Levi.
a descendant of Levi, especially one appointed to assist the priests in the temple or tabernacle.

Origin of Levite

1250–1300; Middle English < Late Latin Levīta < Greek Leuī́tēs Levite, equivalent to Leuī́ (< Hebrew Lēvī Levi, Levite) + -tēs personal noun suffix
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Levite

/ (ˈliːvaɪt) /

noun

Old Testament a member of the priestly tribe of Levi
Judaism another word for Levi 2
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