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Chiefly in Biblical and derived uses: a non-Israelite servant or slave performing menial duties in the ancient Jewish temple. Compare "Gibeonite".
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Biblia: the Bible. From Hebrew nĕṯīnīm (plural), lit. ‘those who are given’ from nāṯan to give.
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