- Bethlehemite Beth"le*hem*ite, Bethlemite Beth"lem*ite, n.
1. An inhabitant of Bethlehem in Judea.
2. An insane person; a madman; a bedlamite. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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bethlehemite — beth·le·hem·ite … English syllables
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