zelotes

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See also: zélotes

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zēlōtēs

  1. Romanization of 𐌶𐌴𐌻𐍉𐍄𐌴𐍃

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ζηλωτής (zēlōtḗs).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zēlōtēs m (genitive zēlōtae); first declension

  1. a person who loves with jealousy; a jealous person
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Exodus.20.5:
      Nōn adōrābis ea, neque colēs: ego sum Dominus Deus tuus fortis, zēlōtēs, vīsitāns inīquitātem patrum in fīliōs, in tertiam et quārtam generātiōnem eōrum quī ōdērunt mē.
      Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun (masculine Greek-type with nominative singular in -ēs).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative zēlōtēs zēlōtae
Genitive zēlōtae zēlōtārum
Dative zēlōtae zēlōtīs
Accusative zēlōtēn zēlōtās
Ablative zēlōtē zēlōtīs
Vocative zēlōtē zēlōtae

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Zelot
  • Middle Dutch: zelote
  • Middle English: zelote

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