Levi
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Hebrew Lēwī Date: before 12th century a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of the priestly tribe of Levi

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  • LEVI — (Heb. לֵוִי), third son of Jacob and Leah, born in Paddan Aram (Gen. 29:34); father of the tribe named after him. The name Levi is explained in the Pentateuch by Leah s words at his birth: Now this time my husband will become attached to me (Heb …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Levi —  Pour les articles homophones, voir Lévi, Lévis, Lévy et Levy. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Levi est le nom de plusieurs personnes : Carlo Levi, écrivain italien …   Wikipédia en Français

  • LEVI — (Bet ha Levi), prominent, wealthy, and ramified Sephardi family of scholars and rabbis, many of whom served as congregation leaders during the 15th–17th centuries. The family originated from Évora in Portugal, but all that is known of its… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Levi — steht für: Levi (Patriarch), einen biblischen Patriarchen einen der zwölf Stämme Israels, siehe Leviten einen der Apostel Jesu, siehe Matthäus (Evangelist) R. Benjamin ben Levi, einen Amoräer der 3. Generation, siehe Amora (Judentum) Namen Levi… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LEVI — (fl. third quarter of the third century), Palestinian amora. Generally Levi is mentioned without his patronymic but he may be identical to Levi b. Laḥma (Ḥama) mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud (RH 29b). (However, as the name Levi b. Lahma never …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Levi — m Biblical name (meaning ‘associated’ in Hebrew) given by Jacob s wife Leah to her third son as an expression of her hope, ‘Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi’… …   First names dictionary

  • Levi — Levi, Carlo * * * (as used in expressions) Bowen, Norman L(evi) Heller, Yom Tov (Lipmann ben Nathan Ha Levi) Levi Strauss & Co. Levi, Primo …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • levi — levi·able; levi·er; levi·rate; levi·rat·ic; …   English syllables

  • Lévi —   [lɛ vi], Eliphas, eigentlich Alphonse Louis Constant [kõs tã], französischer Okkultist, * Paris 8. 2. 1810, ✝ ebenda 31. 5. 1875; strebte den Beruf des katholischen Priesters an, wurde seiner Ansichten wegen jedoch vom Priesterseminar verwiesen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Levi — (Carlo) (1902 1975) médecin, écrivain et peintre italien, antifasciste et néo réaliste: Le Christ s est arrêté à Eboli (1945), essai sociologique sur les paysans du Sud. Levi (Primo) (1919 1987) écrivain italien. Si c est un homme (1947) narre sa …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lévi — Levi (Carlo) (1902 1975) médecin, écrivain et peintre italien, antifasciste et néo réaliste: Le Christ s est arrêté à Eboli (1945), essai sociologique sur les paysans du Sud. Levi (Primo) (1919 1987) écrivain italien. Si c est un homme (1947)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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