Definitions for nazareneˌnæz əˈrin, ˈnæz əˌrin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Naz•a•reneˌnæz əˈrin, ˈnæz əˌrin(n.)

  1. a native or inhabitant of Nazareth.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a member of a sect of early Jewish converts to Christianity who retained the Mosaic ritual.

    Category: Religion

  3. the Nazarene,

    Category: Religion

    Ref: Jesus (def. 1). 1

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to Nazareth or the Nazarenes.

    Category: Religion, Geography (places)

Origin of Nazarene:

1225–75; ME < LL Nazarēnus < Gk Nazarēnós, der. of Nazar(ét)Nazareth

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nazarene, Ebionite(noun)

    a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome

  2. Nazarene(noun)

    an early name for any Christian

  3. Nazarene(adj)

    an inhabitant of Nazareth

  4. Nazarene(adj)

    of or relating to the Nazarenes or their religion

  5. Nazarene(adj)

    of or relating to the town of Nazareth or its inhabitants

Wiktionary

  1. Nazarene(Noun)

    A person from Nazareth. u039Du03B1u03B6u03C9u03C1u03B1u1FD6u03BFu03C2

  2. Nazarene(Noun)

    (u03BAu03B1u03C4' u03B5u03BEu03BFu03C7u03AEu03BD) Jesus Christ. Usually with 'the'.

  3. Nazarene(Noun)

    Members of the Church of the Nazarene.

  4. Nazarene(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Nazareth or its people.

  5. Nazarene(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the Church of the Nazarene.

  6. Origin: Greek adjective Ναζαρηνός (Nazarēnos) "of Nazareth", an ethnonym of Ναζαρέθ (Nazareth). For a list of theories as to the further etymology of this word, please consult the Wikipedia article on ‘Nazarene’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nazarene(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Nazareth; -- a term of contempt applied to Christ and the early Christians

  2. Nazarene(noun)

    one of a sect of Judaizing Christians in the first and second centuries, who observed the laws of Moses, and held to certain heresies

Freebase

  1. Nazarene

    The Nazarenes were a sect of 4th-century Christianity first mentioned by Epiphanius of Salamis, who considered them heretics. The group was later mentioned by Jerome and Augustine of Hippo. Epiphanius, and other writers such as Jerome, distinguished the 4th Century Nazarenes from the earlier use of "Sect of the Nazarenes" applied to the New Testament Church in Acts 24:5, where Paul the Apostle is accused before Felix at Caesarea by Tertullus of being "a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes."

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