a member of an ancient Jewish sect of ascetics and mystics, which existed to the middle of the 1st century
Origin of EsseneClassical Latin Esseni from Classical Greek Ess?noi, said (by Philo) to be from hosios, holy, pious, but from Syr ?s?n, plural from ?s?, pious, holy
A member of an ascetic Jewish sect that existed in ancient Palestine from the second century BC to the second century AD.
Origin of EsseneLatin Essēnī the Essenes from Greek Essēnoi from Aramaic hasên pl. of hasē righteous, holy &hlowbrev;śy
- Es·se′ni·an Es·sen′ic