n. Jewish person in biblical times who had taken some strict religious vows of abstinence (such as not to drink wine or cut their hair), Nazarite

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  • NAZIRITE — NAZIRITE, person who vows for a specific period to abstain from partaking of grapes or any of its products whether intoxicating or not, cutting his hair, and touching a corpse (6:3–9). Such a person is called a Nazirite (Heb. nazir, נָזִיר) from… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nazirite — Naz i*rite, prop. n. A Nazarite. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nazirite — See also: Nazarene (sect) and Nasorean In the Hebrew Bible, a nazirite or nazarite, (in Hebrew: נזיר, nazir), refers to one who voluntarily took a vow described in Numbers 6:1 21. The term nazirite comes from the Hebrew word nazir meaning… …   Wikipedia

  • Nazirite — /naz euh ruyt /, n. Nazarite. * * * ▪ Judaism       (from Hebrew nazar, “to abstain from,” or “to consecrate oneself to”), among the ancient Hebrews, a sacred person whose separation was most commonly marked by his uncut hair and his abstinence… …   Universalium

  • Nazirite — In the OT Nazirites were ascetics who had taken a vow, or whose parents had taken a vow on their behalf, as with Samuel and Samson (1 Sam. 1:1–11; Judg. 13:7). They were to abstain from intoxicants, to allow their hair to grow long, and to avoid… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Nazirite — 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

  • nazirite — var. of NAZARITE. * * * Nazirite variant of Nazarite2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nazirite — or Nazarite noun Etymology: Late Latin nazaraeus, from Greek naziraios, nazaraios, from Hebrew nāzīr, literally, consecrated Date: 1560 a Jew of biblical times consecrated to God by a vow to avoid drinking wine, cutting the hair, and being… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nazirite — [ nazərʌɪt] (also Nazarite) noun an ancient Israelite who had taken certain vows of abstinence. Origin from Heb. nāzīr consecrated one + ite1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • nazirite — naz·i·rite …   English syllables

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