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Meaning & History

Italian form of the Late Latin Nazarenus, which meant "from Nazareth, Nazarene". Nazareth was the town in Galilee where Jesus lived. According to the New Testament, the phrase Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum meaning "Jesus the Nazarene, king of the Jews", was inscribed on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
Other Languages & CulturesNazar, Nazaret Armenian Nazaire French Nazarenus, Nazarius Late Roman Nazar, Nazariy Russian Nazario Spanish Nazar Turkmen Nazar, Nazariy Ukrainian
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute