a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism
One who has recently converted to a religion or doctrine, especially a gentile converted to Judaism.
Origin: From proselite, from proselutus, from προσηλυτος (from πρό and λυτός), translation of גר in the Septuagint translation of the Torah (e.g., Exodus 12:49); also used in Matthew 23:15, Acts 2:10, Acts 6:5.
a new convert especially a convert to some religion or religious sect, or to some particular opinion, system, or party; thus, a Gentile converted to Judaism, or a pagan converted to Christianity, is a proselyte
to convert to some religion, opinion, or system; to bring over
The biblical term "proselyte" is an anglicization of the Koine Greek term προσήλυτος/proselytos, as used in the Greek Old Testament for "stranger", i.e. a "newcomer to Israel"; a "sojourner in the land", and in the Greek New Testament for a first century convert to Judaism, generally from Ancient Greek religion. It is a translation of the Biblical Hebrew phrase גר תושב/ger toshav. Proselyte also has the more general meaning in English of a new convert to any particular religion or doctrine, also known as Proselytism.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pros′e-līt, n. one who has come over from one religion or opinion to another: a convert, esp. one who left the heathen and joined a Jewish community.—v.t. to convert.—v.t. Pros′elytīse, to make proselytes.—ns. Pros′elytīser, one who proselytises; Pros′elytism, the act of proselytising or of making converts: conversion.—Proselyte of the gate, a convert who was not compelled to submit to the regulations of the Mosaic law. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. prosēlytos—proserchomai, I come to—pros, to, erchomai, ēlthon, to come.]
The numerical value of proselyte in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of proselyte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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