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Levite

[ lee-vahyt ]
/ ˈli vaɪt /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for Levite

Levite
/ (ˈliːvaɪt) /

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