Wandering Jew

Wandering Jew
noun Date: 1628 1. a Jew of medieval legend condemned by Christ to wander the earth till Christ's second coming 2. not capitalized W any of several plants (genera Zebrina and Tradescantia) of the spiderwort family; especially either of two trailing or creeping plants (Z. pendula and T. fluminensis) cultivated for their showy and often white-striped foliage

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  • WANDERING JEW — WANDERING JEW, figure in Christian legend condemned to wander by Jesus until his second coming for having rebuffed or struck him on his way to the crucifixion. The story has given rise to a variety of folktales and literature still flourishing… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Wandering Jew — Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wandering Jew — Wandering Wan der*ing, a. & n. from {Wander}, v. [1913 Webster] {Wandering albatross} (Zo[ o]l.), the great white albatross. See Illust. of {Albatross}. {Wandering cell} (Physiol.), an animal cell which possesses the power of spontaneous movement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wandering Jew — n. 1. in medieval folklore, a Jew condemned to wander the earth restlessly until the second coming of Christ because of his scornful attitude just before the Crucifixion 2. [w J ] any of several trailing plants (genus Tradescantia) of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Wandering Jew — rather than a Jew.Origin of the legendThe origins of the legend are debatable. According to some sources, the legend stems from Jesus s words given in Matthew 16:28: : Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of… …   Wikipedia

  • Wandering Jew — 1. a legendary character condemned to roam without rest because he struck Christ on the day of the Crucifixion. 2. Also, wandering Jew, Wandering jew /won deuhr ing jooh /. Also called inch plant. any of various trailing or creeping plants, as… …   Universalium

  • wandering jew — tradeskantė karoklė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tradescantia zebrina angl. wandering jew; wandering jew zebrina vok. überhängende Zebrakraut; Hängende Zebrablüte rus. традесканция зебровидная lenk. pasiatka zwisła; zebryna zwisła …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • wandering jew — /wɒndərɪŋ ˈdʒu/ (say wonduhring jooh) noun any of various trailing or creeping plants, as Zebrina pendula, greyish green above and red underneath with pink flowers, Tradescantia albiflora, green with white flowers, or Setcresea pallida, purple… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wandering-Jew — bengalinė komelina statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Komelininių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Commelina benghalensis), paplitęs Afrikoje ir pietų ir rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Commelina benghalensis angl. Benghal dayflower; dayflower;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wandering jew — brazilinė tradeskantė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tradescantia fluminensis angl. spiderwort; spidy Jenny; wandering jew vok. Rio Tradescantie rus. традесканция миртолистная; традесканция приречная lenk. trzykrotka wężykowata;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • wandering jew — baltažiedė tradeskantė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Tradescantia albiflora angl. wandering jew vok. weißblütige Dreimasterblume; weißblütige Tradescantie rus. традесканция белоцветковая lenk. trzykrotka biała …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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