Israelite



[iz-ree-uh-lahyt, -rey-] /ˈɪz ri əˌlaɪt, -reɪ-/

noun
1.
a descendant of Jacob, especially a member of the Hebrew people who inhabited the ancient kingdom of .
2.
one of a group considered by its members or by others as God’s chosen people.
adjective
3.
of or relating to ancient or its people; Hebrew.
/ˈɪzrɪəˌlaɪt; -rə-/
noun
1.
(Bible) a member of the ethnic group claiming descent from Jacob; a Hebrew
2.
(Bible) a citizen of the kingdom of Israel (922 to 721 bc) as opposed to Judah
3.
a member of any of various Christian sects who regard themselves as God’s chosen people
4.
an archaic and sometimes offensive word for a Jew
n.

late 14c., from Latin israelita, from Greek Israelites, from Israel (see Israel).

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