Word Summary
nazir: one consecrated, devoted
Original Word: נָזִיר
Transliteration: nazir
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-zeer')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: one consecrated, devoted
Meaning: Nazirite -- one consecrated, devoted
Strong's Concordance
Nazarite, separated

Or nazir {naw-zeer'}; from nazar; separate, i.e. Consecrated (as prince, a Nazirite); hence (figuratively from the latter) an unpruned vine (like an unshorn Nazirite) -- Nazarite (by a false alliteration with Nazareth), separate(-d), vine undressed.

see HEBREW nazar


H5139. nazir

נָזִירnoun masculineGenesis 49:26 one consecrated, devoted (י ׳נזיר‎ Ecclus 46:13c (of Samuel); compare Syriac RSSemitic i. 463, 2d ed. 483); — ׳נ‎ absolute Numbers 6:2 5t.; construct נְזִירGenesis 49:26 4t.; suffix נְזִירֶ֑ךְLeviticus 25:5; plural נְזִרִיםAmos 2:11-12, suffix נְוִדֶיהָLeviticus 25:11, נְזִירֶיהָLamentations 4:7; —

1 of prince, ruler, as consecrated: אֶחָיו נְזִיר‎ Lam 49:26 (poem in J), one consecrated among his brethren, = Deuteronomy 33:16; compare נְזִירֶיהָLamentations 4:7 her princes.

2 specifically of one dedicated to ׳י‎ by vow involving abstinence from intoxicants, from touching corpse, and from cutting hair (compare נֵזֶר

2), devotee (GFM), Nazirite: ׳נ אֱלּהִיםGod's devotee, of Samson Judges 13:5, 7; 16:17 (exceptionally, from birth); usually voluntary Amos 2:11-12, and for limited time, compare נ ׳נֶדֶרNumbers 6:2 (of man or woman; compare PeritzJBL xvii (1898), 128), נ ׳תּוֺרַת6:13; 6:21, also 6:18; 6:19; 6:20 (all P; compare also נֵזֶר‎). — On Naz. see GFMJudges 13:5 DrAmos 2:11, especially GrillJPTh. 1880, 645-680 NowArchaeology ii, § 97 BenzArchaeology 429 f. GrayJThs. Jan. 1900, 201 ff.

3 = untrimmed vine (like Nazirite with unshorn hair) Leviticus 25:5, 11 (H P).