Bethlemite
Bethlehemite Beth"le*hem*ite, Bethlemite Beth"lem*ite, n. 1. An inhabitant of Bethlehem in Judea. [1913 Webster]

2. An insane person; a madman; a bedlamite. [1913 Webster]

3. One of an extinct English order of monks. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bethlehemite — Beth le*hem*ite, Bethlemite Beth lem*ite, n. 1. An inhabitant of Bethlehem in Judea. [1913 Webster] 2. An insane person; a madman; a bedlamite. [1913 Webster] 3. One of an extinct English order of monks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bethlehemite — ˌmīt noun ( s) Usage: capitalized Etymology: Bethlehem, Palestine + English ite : a native or inhabitant of Bethlehem * * * † ˈBethlehemite Obs. Also Bethlemite. [f. bethlehem + ite.] …   Useful english dictionary

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