Proselyte


Proselyte
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 especially a convert to some religion or religious sect, or to some particular opinion, system, or party; thus, a Gentile converted to Judaism, or a pagan converted to Christianity, is a proselyte. [1913 Webster]

Ye [Scribes and Pharisees] compass sea and land to make one proselyte. --Matt. xxiii. 15. [1913 Webster]

Fresh confidence the speculatist takes From every harebrained proselyte he makes. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: See {Convert}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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