After her marriage, Marissa became a proselyte having converted from Christianity to the Muslim religion.
An example of a proselyte is a Christian who becomes a Muslim.
Origin of proselyteMiddle English proselite from Ecclesiastical Late Latin proselytus from Classical Greek pros?lytos, stranger, sojourner (in New Testament , a convert) from 2d aorist stem of proserchesthai, to come from pros, toward + erchesthai, to come, akin to orcheisthai: see orchestra
verbpros·e·lyt·ed, pros·e·lyt·ing, pros·e·lytes
Origin of proselyteMiddle English proselite from Old French from Late Latin prosēlytus from Greek prosēlutos stranger, proselyte pros- pros- ēluth- aorist tense stem of erkhesthai to go
(third-person singular simple present proselytes, present participle proselyting, simple past and past participle proselyted)
- To proselytize.
From Middle English proselite, from Late Latin proselutus (proselytus, “proselyte, alien resident"), from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿ÏƒÎ·Î»Ï…Ï„Î¿Ï‚ (prosÄ“lutos, “newcomer, convert") (from Ï€ÏÏŒ (pro, “to, towards") and Î»Ï…Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (lutos)), translation of Hebrew ×’×¨ (ger) in the Septuagint translation of the Torah (e.g., Exodus 12:49); also used in Matthew 23:15, Acts 2:10, Acts 6:5.