From the Ancient Greek προσήλυτος (prosḗlutos, “one that has arrived at [a place]”, “stranger”, “sojourner”; “one who has come over to Judaism”, “convert”, “proselyte”).
prosēlytus m (feminine prosēlyta, neuter prosēlytum); first/second declension
- (Late Latin) come from abroad, foreign, strange
prosēlytus m (genitive prosēlytī); second declension
- (Late Latin) a sojourner, a stranger in the land
- (and especially, post-classical) one that has come over from heathenism to the Jewish religion, a proselyte
- “prŏsēlytus” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.