Definify.com

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


Levite

Levite

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

English

Noun

Levite (plural Levites)

  1. A member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Judges 17:7:
      And there was a young man out of Bethlehemjudah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

Translations

levite

levite

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

Esperanto

Adverb

levite

  1. past adverbial passive participle of levi

Finnish

Etymology

Noun

levite

  1. table spread

Anagrams


Portuguese

Verb

levite

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of levitar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of levitar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of levitar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of levitar

Spanish

Verb

levite

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of levitar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of levitar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of levitar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of levitar.