What does levi mean?

Definitions for leviˈli vaɪ, ˈleɪ vi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Matthew, Saint Matthew, St. Matthew, Saint Matthew the Apostle, St. Matthew the Apostle, Levi(noun)

    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel


  1. Levi(ProperNoun)

    Third son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.

  2. Levi(ProperNoun)

    One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Levi; the tribe from which priests were selected.

  3. Levi(ProperNoun)


  4. Origin: From לוי, a name in the book of Genesis.


  1. Levi

    Levi/Levy was, according to the Book of Genesis, the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Levi. Certain religious and political functions were reserved for the Levites, and the early sources of the Torah—the Jahwist and Elohist—appear to treat the term Levi as just being a word meaning priest; scholars therefore suspect that "levi" was originally a general term for a priest, and had no connection to ancestry, and that it was only later, for example in the priestly source and Blessing of Moses, that the existence of a tribe named Levi became assumed, in order to explain the origin of the priestly caste.

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Anagrams for levi »

  1. veil

  2. vile

  3. vlei

  4. live

  5. evil


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of levi in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of levi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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