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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A name given to certain ascetics said to have anciently dwelt in the neighborhood of Alexandria. They are described in a work attributed to Philo, the genuineness and credibility of which are now much discredited.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • According to ancient tradition, a mystic and ascetic Jewish sect in Egypt, of the first century.

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