carlo levi


Carlo [kahr-law] , 1902–75, Italian painter and writer. Unabridged
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Levi1 (ˈliːvaɪ)
1.  Old Testament
 a.  the third son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of the tribe of Levi (Genesis 29:34)
 b.  the priestly tribe descended from this patriarch (Numbers 18:21--24)
2.  New Testament another name for Matthew the apostle

Levi2 (Italian ˈlɛːvi)
1.  Carlo. 1902--75, Italian physician, painter, and writer. Best known for his novel Christ Stopped at Eboli (1947), his other works include The Watch (1952) and Words are Stones (1958)
2.  Primo (ˈpriːməʊ). 1919--87, Italian novelist. His book If This is a Man (1947) relates his experiences in Auschwitz. Other books include The Periodic Table (1956) and The Drowned and the Saved (1988), published after his suicide

Levi or Levite3 (ˈliːvaɪ, Hebrew ˈlevi, ˈliːvaɪt)
Judaism a descendant of the tribe of Levi who has certain privileges in the synagogue service
Levite or Levite3

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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob by Leah, from Heb. lewi, lit. "joining, pledging, attached," from stem of lawah "he joined."
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Bible Dictionary

Levi definition

adhesion. (1.) The third son of Jacob by Leah. The origin of the name is found in Leah's words (Gen. 29:34), "This time will my husband be joined [Heb. yillaveh] unto me." He is mentioned as taking a prominent part in avenging his sister Dinah (Gen. 34:25-31). He and his three sons went down with Jacob (46:11) into Egypt, where he died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years (Ex. 6:16). (2.) The father of Matthat, and son of Simeon, of the ancestors of Christ (Luke 3:29). (3.) Luke 3:24. (4.) One of the apostles, the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27, 29), called also Matthew (Matt. 9:9).

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Encyclopedia Britannica

carlo levi

Italian writer, painter, and political journalist whose first documentary novel became an international literary sensation and enhanced the trend toward social realism in postwar Italian literature.

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