It derives from a Hebrew word that
means "dedicated" and it denotes an individual who has dedicated himself to the
sacred. What English word is it?
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A Nazirite is someone who is "dedicated
to God by a vow that involves abstinence from intoxicants and from cutting the
hair." The word derives from the Hebrew , to separate, dedicate, or consecrate oneself. In
Hebrew, someone who made this committment was called a Na-zeer, which became Nazirite in English (see
Numbers, Chapter 6).
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