Definitions for proselyteˈprɒs əˌlaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pros•e•lyteˈprɒs əˌlaɪt(n.; v.)-lyt•ed, -lyt•ing.

  1. (n.)a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like to another; convert.

  2. Ref: proselytize.

Origin of proselyte:

1325–75; ME < LL prosēlytus < Gk (Septuagint) prosḗlytos newcomer, proselyte, n. der. of Gk prosēly-, s., in n. derivation, of prosérchesthai to come, go to

Princeton's WordNet

  1. proselyte(noun)

    a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism

Wiktionary

  1. proselyte(Noun)

    One who has recently converted to a religion or doctrine, especially a gentile converted to Judaism.

  2. proselyte(Verb)

    To proselytize.

  3. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proselyte(noun)

    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

  2. Proselyte(verb)

    to convert to some religion, opinion, or system; to bring over

Freebase

  1. Proselyte

    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.

Anagrams of proselyte

  1. polyester

  2. polytrees

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