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One entry found for gentile.
Main Entry: genĚtile
Pronunciation: primarystressjen-secondarystresstimacrl
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English gentil, gentile "one who is not Jewish," derived from Latin gentilis "a member of the same family, clan, or nation," from gent-, gens "clan, family, race"; from the fact that the early Christians used the Latin word genes, plural of gens, as a translation of the Hebrew word gomacryimacrm, literally, "the nations," used to refer to all non-Jewish people
1 often capitalized : a person who is not Jewish
2 : a person who does not follow the God of the Bible : HEATHEN, PAGAN
3 often capitalized : a person who is not a Mormon
- gentile adjective, often capitalized

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