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In the sense "person from Nazareth", from Ancient Greek Ναζαρηνός (Nazarēnós, of Nazareth), an ethnonym of Ναζαρέθ (Nazaréth). In the sense "a member of a certain sect", from Ancient Greek Ναζωραῖος (Nazōraîos), which may or may not be related. For a list of theories as to the further etymology of this word, please consult the Wikipedia article on ‘Nazarene’.


Nazarene (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to Nazareth or its people.
  2. Of or relating to the Church of the Nazarene.
    Holiness Today is a Nazarene magazine.

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Nazarene (plural Nazarenes)

  1. A person from Nazareth.
  2. (historical) A member of the Jewish sect of the Nazarenes.
    Synonyms: Nasaree, Nazaree, Nazoree, Nazorean
    He was formerly with the sect of the Pharisees, but now he is a Nazarene.
  3. A member of the Church of the Nazarene.
    I have been a Nazarene for several years; I joined the church in 1946.


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  1. (usually as “the Nazarene”) an epithet of Jesus Christ

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