Levite meaning

lēvīt
(bible) Any member of the tribe of Levi, chosen to assist the priests in the Temple: Num. 18:6
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A member of the lineage of Jews who were of the tribe of Levi but not descended from Aaron, and whose men historically served as assistants to the Temple priests.
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A member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi.
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Origin of levite

  • Middle English from Late Latin Lēvītēs, Lēvīta from Greek Leuītēs from Leui Levi from Hebrew Lēwî

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Levi +"Ž -ite.

    From Wiktionary