Definitions for proselyte
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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.
Etymology: 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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A convert; one brought over to a new opinion.
Etymology: πϱοσήλυτος; proselite, Fr.
He that saw hell in’s melancholy dream,
Scar’d from his sins, repented in a fright,
Had he view’d Scotland, had turn’d proselyte. John Cleveland.
Men become professors and combatants for those opinions they were never convinced of, nor proselytes to. John Locke.
Where’er you tread,
Millions of proselytes behind are led,
Through crowds of new-made converts still you go. George Granville.
What numbers of proselytes may we not expect. Addison.
To convert. A bad word.
Men of this temper cut themselves off from the opportunities of proselyting others, by averting them from their company. Government of the Tongue.
The biblical term "proselyte" is an anglicization of the Koine Greek term προσήλυτος (proselytos), as used in the Septuagint (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.
A proselyte is a person who has converted from one opinion, belief, or religion to another, often involving a significant change or commitment.
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.]
A person from another race or religion who went through a prescribed ritual to become a Jew.
Our Lord and God created a proselyte to draft the remaining believers from that world into his cultivated plans.
Submitted by Tony_Elyon on September 18, 2023
The numerical value of proselyte in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of proselyte in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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