גֵּר m.n. 1 foreigner, stranger, temporary dweller, newcomer. PBH 2 proselyte, convert. [Related to גָּר, from גור (q.v.). cp. Arab. jara (= he went astray from), jawara (= he lived close by), Ugar. gr (= to dwell), Aram. גִּיּוֹרָא (= proselyte), Syr. גִּיּוֹרָא (= foreigner, temporary dweller, proselyte).] Derivative: גֵּרוּת.