ma'-lits (machli):

Descendants of Mahli, son of Merari (Numbers 3:33; 26:58). These Mahlites appear to have followed the example of the daughters of Zelophehad, mutatis mutandis. (See MAHLAH; had the name become the description of a practice?) They married the daughters of their uncle Eleazar (1 Chronicles 23:21,22).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MAHLITES'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.