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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wandering Jewnoun

    a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking Jesus at the Crucifixion

Wiktionary

  1. Wandering Jewnoun

    A Jewish shoemaker who, in Christian tradition, taunted Jesus Christ on the way to his (Jesus') crucifixion and for that was condemned to wander the Earth until Jesus' return (ie. the second coming).

    Etymology: The plant common name is derived from the Christian tradition figure, presumably at least partly from the tendency of those plants to spread through a garden (ie. wander).

  2. Wandering Jewnoun

    One of three species of spiderwort plants, (also called ), , and .

    Etymology: The plant common name is derived from the Christian tradition figure, presumably at least partly from the tendency of those plants to spread through a garden (ie. wander).

Freebase

  1. Wandering Jew

    The Wandering Jew is a figure from medieval Christian mythology whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century. The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer's indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, while sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate's estate.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Wandering Jew

    . See Jew, Wandering.

Who Was Who?

  1. Wandering Jew

    An ancient Hebrew who has been going over the face of the earth for centuries, only stopping at the call of such men as Eugene Sue and Lew Wallace.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wandering jew in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wandering jew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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