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Webster 1913 Edition


Levite

Le′vite

(lē′vīt)
,
Noun.
[L.
Levites
, Gr.
Λευῒτης
, fr. Heb.
Levi
, one of the sons of Jacob.]
1.
(Bib. Hist.)
One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of Levi; esp., one subordinate to the priests (who were of the same tribe) and employed in various duties connected with the tabernacle first, and afterward the temple, such as the care of the building, bringing of wood and other necessaries for the sacrifices, the music of the services, etc.
2.
A priest; – so called in contempt or ridicule.

Webster 1828 Edition


Levite

LE'VITE

,
Noun.
[from Levi, one the sons of Jacob.]
One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of Levi; more particularly, an officer in the Jewish church, who was employed in manual service, as in bringing wood and other necessaries for the sacrifices. The Levites also sung and played on instruments of music. They were subordinate to the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who was also of the family of Levi.

Definition 2021


Lévite

Lévite

See also: levite, Levite, lévite, lévité, and levité

French

Proper noun

Lévite

  1. Levite

lévite

lévite

See also: levite, Levite, lévité, levité, and Lévite

French

Noun

lévite m (plural lévites)

  1. Levite (member of the Hebrew tribe Levi)

Noun

lévite f (plural lévites)

  1. Levite (a loose man's garment)
    • 1845, Alexandre Dumas, Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, page 141:
      — Et vêtu, demanda vivement Villefort, vêtu de quelle façon?
      — D’une grande lévite bleue boutonnée du haut en bas; décoré de la Légion d’honneur.
      — "And clothed," Villefort asked vivaciously, "clothed in what manner?"
      — "In a large, blue Levite buttoned from top-to-bottom, decorated with the Légion d'honneur."

Verb

lévite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of léviter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of léviter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of léviter
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of léviter
  5. second-person singular imperative of léviter