proselyte

  • 1 prosélyte — [ prɔzelit ] n. • 1553; proselite XIIIe; lat. ecclés. proselytus, gr. prosêlutos « nouveau venu dans un pays » 1 ♦ Hist. hébr. Païen converti au judaïsme. « ces convertis (prosélytes) étaient peu considérés et traités avec dédain » (Renan). 2 ♦… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Proselyte — Proselyte, from the Koine Greek προσήλυτος/proselytos , is used in the Septuagint for stranger , i.e. a newcomer to Israel ; [] and in the New Testament ( [http://www.blueletterbible.org/cgi bin/words.pl?word=4339 Strong s G4339] ) for a convert… …

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  • 3 Proselyte — • As used in the New Testament, a convert to Judaism Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Proselyte     Proselyte     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 proselyte — PROSELYTE. ad. de tout genre. Terme pris du grec, & qui signifie proprement Estranger; mais qui se prend dans l Escriture & chez les Escrivains Ecclesiastiques pour un Homme qui a passé du Paganisme à la Religion Judaïque. Un Grec proselyte. Il s …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Proselyte — Pros e*lyte, n. [OE. proselite, OF. proselite, F. proselytus, Gr. ?, adj., that has come, n., a new comer, especially, one who has come over from heathenism to the Jewish religion; ? toward, to + (prob.) the root of ? to come.] A new convert… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Proselyte — Pros e*lyte, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proselyted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Proselyting}.] To convert to some religion, opinion, or system; to bring over. Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 proselyte — index partisan, persuade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 proselyte — late 14c., from O.Fr. proselite (13c.), from L.L. proselytus (c.200), from Gk. proselytos convert (to Judaism), stranger, one who has come over, lit. having arrived, from second aorist stem of proserkhesthai, from proti toward + root of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 proselyte — *convert …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 proselyte — ► NOUN 1) a convert from one opinion, religion, or party to another. 2) a Gentile who has converted to Judaism. DERIVATIVES proselytism noun. ORIGIN Greek pros luthos stranger, convert …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 proselyte — [präs′ə līt΄] n. [ME proselite < LL(Ec) proselytus < Gr prosēlytos, stranger, sojourner (in N.T., a convert) < 2d aorist stem of proserchesthai, to come < pros, toward + erchesthai, to come, akin to orcheisthai: see ORCHESTRA] a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 proselyte — I. noun Etymology: Middle English proselite, from Anglo French prosilite, from Late Latin proselytus proselyte, alien resident, from Greek prosēlytos, from pros near + ēlytos (akin to ēlythe he went) more at pros , elastic Date: 14th century a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 PROSÉLYTE — s. des deux genres Terme emprunté du grec, qui signifie proprement, Étranger, nouveau venu dans un pays ; mais que l Écriture et les écrivains ecclésiastiques emploient pour désigner Une personne qui a passé du paganisme à la religion judaïque.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 PROSÉLYTE — n. des deux genres Terme emprunté du grec, qui signifie proprement étranger, nouveau venu dans un pays, mais que l’écriture et les écrivains ecclésiastiques emploient pour désigner une Personne qui a passé du paganisme à la religion judaïque. Un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 Prosélyte — Prosélytisme Le prosélytisme (du latin ecclésiastique proselytus, du grec προσήλυτος prosêlutos, « nouveau venu dans un pays » car les prosélytes prêchaient dans des nouveaux pays (où leur religion n était pas… …

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  • 16 proselyte — proselyter, n. /pros euh luyt /, n., v., proselyted, proselyting. n. 1. a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert. v.i., v.t. 2. proselytize. [1325 75; ME < LL proselytus < Gk (Septuagint) …

    Universalium

  • 17 proselyte — 1. noun One who has recently converted to a religion or doctrine, especially a gentile converted to Judaism. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 Proselyte —    Is used in the LXX. for stranger (1 Chr. 22:2), i.e., a comer to Palestine; a sojourner in the land (Ex. 12:48; 20:10; 22:21), and in the New Testament for a convert to Judaism. There were such converts from early times (Isa. 56:3; Neh. 10:28; …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 19 proselyte — See proselyte, proselytize …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 proselyte — [14] A proselyte is etymologically someone who ‘comes to’ a new religion. The word comes via Latin prosēlytus from Greek proséluthos ‘person who comes to a place’, a derivative of the verb prosérkhesthai ‘come to, approach’ …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins