• A native or inhabitant of (i) the united nation of Israel (under the Judges, and then kings Saul, David and Solomon), or (ii) the later northern kingdom centered in Samaria, distinct from kingdom of Judah centered in Jerusalem.
  • A member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and a descendant of Jacob.
  • A member of the Jewish people who is neither a cohen nor a Levite.
  • A club used as a weapon by the Circumcellions.


  • Of or pertaining to the ancient nation(s) of Israel or the inhabitants thereof.
  • Of or pertaining to the descendants of the patriarch Jacob.


  • From the Latin Isrāēlīta, from the Ancient Greek Ἰσραηλίτης, from Ἰσραήλ, from the Hebrew יִשְׂרָאֵל.

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