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Iscariot

[ih-skar-ee-uh t] /ɪˈskær i ət/
noun
1.
the surname of Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. Mark 3:19; 14:10, 11.
2.
a person who betrays another; traitor.
Origin
< Latin Iscariōta < Greek Iskariṓtēs < Hebrew īsh-qərīyōth man of Kerioth a village in Palestine
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Iscariotic
[ih-skar-ee-ot-ik] /ɪˌskær iˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Iscariotical, adjective
Iscariotism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Iscariot

Iscariot

/ɪˈskærɪət/
noun
1.
See Judas (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for Iscariot

"traitor," 1640s, from the surname of Judas, betrayer of Jesus, in New Testament, from Latin Iscariota, from Greek Iskariotes, said to be from Hebrew ishq'riyoth "man of Kerioth" (a place in Palestine).

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Iscariot in the Bible

(See JUDAS.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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