Levi

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See also: levi, Leví, and Lévi

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From Hebrew לֵוִי, a name in the book of Genesis.

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Levi

  1. The third son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 35:22b-26:
      Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
  2. One of the Biblical tribes of Israelites, descended from Levi; the tribe from which priests were selected.
  3. A male given name.
  4. A Jewish surname​.

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