any person not a Jew; often, specif., a Christian
among Christians, a heathen or pagan
among Mormons, any person not a Mormon
SIMILAR WORDS: ˈpagan
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Wortherkunft von 'gentile'
< Fr & L; Fr gentil
< L gentilis
, of the same gens, clan, or race, also, foreigner (in opposition to Roman), in LL(Ec),
pagan, heathen (in opposition to Jew and Christian): see gentle