Melchite
or Melkite noun Etymology: New Latin Melchita, from Middle Greek Melchitēs, from Syriac malkāyā, from malkā king Date: 1615 1. an Eastern Christian chiefly of Syria and Egypt adhering to Chalcedonian orthodoxy in preference to Monophysitism 2. a member of a Uniate body derived from the Melchites

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  • melchite — [ mɛlkit ] n. VAR. melkite • 1732; melkite 1690; du syriaque melech « roi » ♦ Relig. Chrétien de l Église orthodoxe des patriarcats d Alexandrie, Jérusalem et Antioche. ● melkite ou melchite adjectif et nom (grec melkhitai, du syriaque mēlēch,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Melchite — Mel chite, n. [Heb. melek king.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect, chiefly in Syria and Egypt, which acknowledges the authority of the pope, but adheres to the liturgy and ceremonies of the Eastern Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melchite — [mel′kīt΄] n. [ModL Melchita < MGr melchitēs, lit., a royalist < Heb mēlekh, king] a member of the Eastern Church of the Byzantine rite, as in Egypt, Israel, and Syria: also Melkite …   English World dictionary

  • Melchite — Manuscrit trouvé au Sinaï qui aurait été utilisé par les Melchites Melchite est une appellation donnée par les Syriaques Jacobites à ceux qui partagent les idées du Concile de Chalcédoine[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Melchite — /mel kuyt/, n. 1. a Christian in Egypt and Syria who accepted the definition of faith adopted by the Council of Chalcedon in A.D. 451. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Melchites. Also, Melkite. [1610 20; < ML Melchita < MGk Melchítes royalist,… …   Universalium

  • MELCHITE — n. m. Chrétien appartenant au rite grec uni à l’église romaine. Le patriarche grec melchite d’Antioche …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • melchite — (mèl ki t ) s. m. 1°   Nom donné par les eutychiens aux orthodoxes. •   Je ne m arrêterai pas à l ignorance de votre ministre, qui, en comptant les melchites parmi les sectes d Orient, les oppose aux nestoriens et aux eutychiens, sans songer que… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • melchite — mel·chite …   English syllables

  • Melchite — Mel•chite [[t]ˈmɛl kaɪt[/t]] n. rel a Christian in Egypt or Syria who accepts the definition of faith adopted by the Council of Chalcedon in a.d. 451 • Etymology: 1610–20; < ML Melchīta < MGk Melchitēs royalist =melch (< Syriac malkā… …   From formal English to slang

  • Melchite — /ˈmɛlkaɪt/ (say melkuyt) Eastern Church –adjective 1. of or relating to the Uniat Greek Catholic Church in Syria, Egypt and Israel. –noun 2. a member of this Church. {Medieval Greek Melkhītēs, literally, royalist, from Syriac malkā king} …   Australian English dictionary

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