[ lee-vahyt ]
/ ˈli vaɪt /
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a member of the tribe of Levi.
a descendant of Levi, especially one appointed to assist the priests in the temple or tabernacle.
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Origin of Levite
1250–1300; Middle English <Late Latin Levīta<Greek Leuī́tēs Levite, equivalent to Leuī́ (<Hebrew Lēvī Levi, Levite) + -tēs personal noun suffix
Words nearby Levite
levirate, Levi's, Lévi-Strauss, levitate, levitation, Levite, leviter, Levitical, Leviticus, Levittown, levity
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How to use Levite in a sentence
The will of Eleazar the Levite of Mainz is a simple document, without literary merit, but containing a clear exposition of duty.Chapters on Jewish Literature|Israel Abrahams
An amusing story is told of a humble-minded Levite who was staying at Abergwili Palace on the occasion of an ordination.How to be Happy Though Married|E. J. Hardy.
Asaph, a Levite and psalmist appointed by David as leading chorister in the divine services.
Unlike the priest and the Levite in the parable, they never turned away, but pursued their straight course with callous rectitude.Impressions And Comments|Havelock Ellis
Thou art as the Levite in the parable, which left the wounded man on the way-side.Hildebrand|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for Levite
/ (ˈliːvaɪt) /
Old Testament a member of the priestly tribe of Levi
Judaism another word for Levi 2
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