Nazarite

or Naz·i·rite

[ naz-uh-rahyt ]
/ ˈnæz əˌraɪt /

noun

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

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Origin of Nazarite

1550–60; <Late Latin Nāzar(aeus) (<Greek Nāzēraîos, equivalent to nāzēr (<Hebrew nāzīr consecrated person) + -aios suffix) + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM Nazarite

Naz·a·rit·ic [naz-uh-rit-ik], /ˌnæz əˈrɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for Nazarite (1 of 2)

Nazarite1
/ (ˈnæzəˌraɪt) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for Nazarite (2 of 2)

Nazarite2

Nazirite

/ (ˈnæzəˌraɪt) /

noun

a religious ascetic of ancient Israel

Word Origin for Nazarite

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