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Origin and Meaning of Levite

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Le"vite
  1. [Bib. Hist] One of the tribe or family of Levi; a descendant of Levi; esp., one subordinate to the priests (who were of the same tribe) and employed in various duties connected with the tabernacle first, and afterward the temple, such as the care of the building, bringing of wood and other necessaries for the sacrifices, the music of the services, etc.
  2. A priest; -- so called in contempt or ridicule.

Etymology: L. Levites, Gr. Leyi:`ths, fr. Heb. Levi, one of the sons of Jacob

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  1. A member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi (especially the branch that provided male assistants to the temple priests)

From Levi +‎ -ite.

  1. A member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi.

Notable Persons Named Levite

Levite was born on May 14th, 1837. He left this life on December 2nd, 1896.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Levite

Stephen the Levite is a christian hip hop and urban contemporary gospel singing and songwriter. He plays Singer-songwriter and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Stephen was given the name Darrell Lynn Bell, Jr. on July 2nd, 1981 in San Diego County, California. Stephen is also known as Stephen the Levite, Stephen the Levite (STL), Bell Jr., and Darrell Lynn.


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Fun Facts about the name Levite

  • When was the first name Levite first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Levite is Tuesday, March 8th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Levite? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Levite. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Levite: Your name in reverse order is Etivel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tielev. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Levite born Nov 28, 1955

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Sumatra approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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