Harmonite
Harmonist Har"mo*nist, Harmonite Har"mo*nite (-n[imac]t), n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a religious sect, founded in W["u]rtemburg in the last century, composed of followers of George Rapp, a weaver. They had all their property in common. In 1803, a portion of this sect settled in Pennsylvania and called the village thus established, Harmony. [1913 Webster]

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  • harmonite — har·mo·nite …   English syllables

  • harmonite — ˈhärməˌnīt noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Harmony, community in Pennsylvania founded in 1803 by the Harmonites + English ite : a member of an 18th century German communal religious sect that settled in Pennsylvania in 1803 called …   Useful english dictionary

  • George Rapp — Johann Georg Rapp (November 1, 1757 in Iptingen, Germany – August 7, 1847 in Economy, Pennsylvania) was the founder of the religious sect called Harmonists, Harmonites, Rappites, or the Harmony Society.Born in Iptingen, Duchy of Württemberg,… …   Wikipedia

  • Harmonist — Har mo*nist, Harmonite Har mo*nite ( n[imac]t), n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a religious sect, founded in W[ u]rtemburg in the last century, composed of followers of George Rapp, a weaver. They had all their property in common. In 1803, a portion of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harmony, Pennsylvania — Geobox|Settlement name = Harmony native name = other name = other name1 = category = Borough etymology type = Named for etymology = official name = Borough of Harmony nickname = motto = image caption = Rapp s Seat overlooking Harmony, PA and… …   Wikipedia

  • Harmonist — /hahr meuh nist/, n. a member of a celibate religious sect that emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1803. Also, Harmonite. Also called Rappist, Rappite. [1815 25; after Harmony, town in Pennsylvania; see IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rappist — noun see harmonite …   Useful english dictionary

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