Nazarite or Nazirite [naz′ə rīt΄]
[LL(Ec) Nazaraeus < Gr(Ec) Nazaraios, for Heb nāzīr < nāzar, to separate, consecrate]
among the ancient Hebrews, a person who vowed to abstain from wine, leave the hair uncut, and avoid touching a corpse

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  • Nazarite — • The name given by the Hebrews to a person set apart and especially consecrated to the Lord. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nazarite     Nazarite      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Nazarite — Naz a*rite, prop. n. A Jew bound by a vow to leave the hair uncut, to abstain from wine and strong drink, and to practice extraordinary purity of life and devotion, the obligation being for life, or for a certain time. The word is also used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nazarite —    (Heb. form Nazirite), the name of such Israelites as took on them the vow prescribed in Num. 6:2 21. The word denotes generally one who is separated from others and consecrated to God. Although there is no mention of any Nazarite before Samson …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Nazarite — Nazir Nazir (ou nazirite ou nazarite, en Hébreu: נזיר, nazir qui signifie consacré ou séparé [1]), est le nom donné aux juifs qui font vœu d ascétisme tel que décrit dans le Livre des Nombres (ch. 6,1 21). La figure la plus représentative du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nazarite — noun see Nazirite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nazarite — Nazaritic /naz euh rit ik/, adj. /naz euh ruyt /, n. 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. Obs. a Christian. Also, Nazirite.… …   Universalium

  • nazarite — Rasta Dictionary Ancient Hebrew meaning to separate , consecrated, set apart by choice and devotion NIYABINGHI: 1. death to all black and white oppressors ; 2. East African warriors who resisted colonial domination; 3. large Rastafarian meeting… …   English dialects glossary

  • Nazarite — n. Jewish person in biblical times who had taken some strict religious vows of abstinence (such as not to drink wine or cut the hair), Nazirite; person from Nazareth; Jesus Christ; Christian person (Historical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nazarite — naz·a·rite …   English syllables

  • nazarite —  Назарей …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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