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[lee-vahy, ley-vee; for 5 also lee-vee] /ˈli vaɪ, ˈleɪ vi; for 5 also ˈli vi/

a son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:34.
one of the 12 tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from him.
original name of (def 1).
a Levite.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “a joining.”.
[le-vee] /ˈlɛ vi/
[kahr-law] /ˈkɑr lɔ/ (Show IPA), 1902–75, Italian painter and writer.
[lee-vahyz] /ˈli vaɪz/
(used with a plural verb) Trademark.
a brand of clothing, especially blue jeans.
(Old Testament)

(New Testament) another name for Matthew the apostle
/Italian ˈlɛːvi/
Carlo. 1902–75, Italian physician, painter, and writer. Best known for his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1947), his other works include The Watch (1952) and Words are Stones (1958)
Primo (ˈpriːməʊ). 1919–87, Italian novelist. His book If This is a Man (1947) relates his experiences in Auschwitz. Other books include The Periodic Table (1956) and The Drowned and the Saved (1988), published after his suicide
/ˈliːvaɪ; Hebrew ˈlevi/
(Judaism) a descendant of the tribe of Levi who has certain privileges in the synagogue service
plural noun
trademark jeans, usually blue and made of denim

masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob by Leah, from Hebrew lewi, literally “joining, pledging, attached,” from stem of lawah “he joined.”

adhesion. (1.) The third son of Jacob by Leah. The origin of the name is found in Leah’s words (Gen. 29:34), “This time will my husband be joined [Heb. yillaveh] unto me.” He is mentioned as taking a prominent part in avenging his sister Dinah (Gen. 34:25-31). He and his three sons went down with Jacob (46:11) into Egypt, where he died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years (Ex. 6:16). (2.) The father of Matthat, and son of Simeon, of the ancestors of Christ (Luke 3:29). (3.) Luke 3:24. (4.) One of the apostles, the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27, 29), called also Matthew (Matt. 9:9).


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