PHILISTIAN

Philistia

[fi-lis-tee-uh]
noun
an ancient country on the E coast of the Mediterranean.

Philistian, adjective
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Philistia (fɪˈlɪstɪə)
 
n
an ancient country on the coast of SW Palestine

Philistian (fɪˈlɪstɪən)
 
adj
of or relating to Philistia, an ancient country in Palestine, or its inhabitants

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Philistia definition


=Palestine (q.v.), "the land of the Philistines" (Ps. 60:8; 87:4; 108:9). The word is supposed to mean "the land of wanderers" or "of strangers."

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