Karaites

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Karaites a Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century
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Usage

In literature:

Rikki-tikki's eyes grew red again, and he danced up to Karait with the peculiar rocking, swaying motion that he had inherited from his family.
"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
During the ninth and tenth centuries, several Karaites revealed much vigor and ability in their controversies with the Gaonim.
"Chapters on Jewish Literature" by Israel Abrahams
That syringe contained snake poison, the undiluted venom of the karait.
"The Stowmarket Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Catherine the Great particularly favoured the Karaites.
"Secret Societies And Subversive Movements" by Nesta H. Webster
Of the learned El Muallima we are told that she transplanted Karaite doctrines from the Orient to Castile, where she propagated them.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
His neighbour was a Karaite, drifted here from another community.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
This number includes many Jews, the Karaite sect having here their principal synagogue.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
Rikki-tikki's eyes grew red again, and he danced up to Karait with the peculiar rocking, swaying motion that he had inherited from his family.
"The jungle book" by Rudyard Kipling
The year 1856 was signalized by a visit to the Karaites and other Jews in the Crimea.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
I followed Karait's trail, and found him in a hole under a bungalow of the Men-kind.
"The Sa'-Zada Tales" by William Alexander Fraser
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In news:

Of Constantine and Karaites .
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