Definition of Nethinim in English:

Nethinim

noun

Jewish History
  • Chiefly in Biblical and derived uses: a non-Israelite servant or slave performing menial duties in the ancient Jewish temple. Compare "Gibeonite".

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Biblia: the Bible. From Hebrew nĕṯīnīm (plural), lit. ‘those who are given’ from nāṯan to give.

Pronunciation

Nethinim

/ˈnɛθɪnɪm/