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KJV Dictionary / G / gentil

KJV Dictionary Definition: gentil

gentil

GEN'TIL, n. A species of falcon or hawk.

gentile

GEN'TILE, n. L. gentilis; from L. gens, nation, race; applied to pagans.

In the scriptures, a pagan; a worshipper of false gods; any person not a Jew or a christian; a heathen. The Hebrews included in the term goim or nations, all the tribes of men who had not received the true faith,and were not circumcised. The christians translated goim by the L. gentes, and imitated the Jews in giving the name gentiles to all nations who were not Jews nor christians. In civil affairs, the denomination was given to all nations who were not Romans.

GEN'TILE, a. Pertaining to pagans or heathens.

gentilism

GEN'TILISM, n. Heathenism; paganism; the worship of false gods.

gentility

GENTIL'ITY, n.

1. Politeness of manners; easy, graceful behavior; the manners of well bred people; genteelness.

2. Good extraction; dignity of birth.

3. Gracefulness of mien.

4. Gentry. Not in use.

5. Paganism; heathenism. Not in use.

gentilize

GEN'TILIZE, v.i. To live like a heathen.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
Previous word: generable. Next word: gentle.
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