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Nazarite

or Naz·i·rite

[ naz-uh-rahyt ]

noun

  1. (among the ancient Hebrews) a person who had taken certain strict religious vows, usually for a limited period.
  2. Rare. a Nazarene.
  3. Rare. Christ.
  4. Obsolete. a Christian.


Nazarite

1

/ ˈnæzəˌraɪt /

noun

  1. another word for Nazarene Nazarene


Nazarite

2

/ ˈnæzəˌraɪt /

noun

  1. a religious ascetic of ancient Israel
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Other Words From

  • Naz·a·rit·ic [naz-, uh, -, rit, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Nazarite1

1550–60; < Late Latin Nāzar ( aeus ) (< Greek Nāzēraîos, equivalent to nāzēr (< Hebrew nāzīr consecrated person) + -aios suffix) + -ite 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Nazarite1

C16: from Latin Nazaraeus, from Hebrew nāzīr, from nāzar to consecrate + -ite 1
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Example Sentences

In like manner, the Nazarite separated himself from certain things, not merely in reality, but likewise by vow.

A most important truth is here taught—that even unwitting contact with death might bring sin upon the Nazarite.

The answer seems to be, that the voluntary part of Nazarite service lay first and chiefly in the surrender to become a Nazarite.

When the vows of the Nazarite were made lawfully, their matter was not indifferent.

The vows of the Nazarite were dutiful under the former dispensation.

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