American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Samaria.
- n. A Good Samaritan.
- adj. Of or relating to Samaria or to Samaritans.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Samaria, the central division of Palestine, lying north of Judea, or the city of Samaria, the capital of the kingdom of northern Israel.
- Used by the Samaritans: applied to the characters of a kind of ancient Hebrew writing probably in use before, and partly after, the Babylonian exile.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Samaria; specifically, one of a race settled in the cities of Samaria by the king of Assyria after the removal of the Israelites from the country (2 Ki. xvii. 24-41). Originally idolaters, they soon began to worship Jehovah, but without abandoning their former gods. They afterward became monotheists, and observed the Mosaic law very strictly, but with peculiar variations. About 409 b. c. they built a temple on Mount Gerizim, which was destroyed 130 b. c. They began to decline toward the close of the fifth century after Christ. They still exist, but are nearly extinct.
- n. The language of Samaria, a compound of Hebrew, Syriac, and Chaldee.
- n. A charitable or benevolent person: in allusion to the character of the “good Samaritan” in the parable Luke x. 30-37.
- n. A native, or inhabitant of Samaria; especially one practising the religious traditions originating in that region.
- adj. Of, or relating to Samaria or Samaritans.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine.
- n. a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times
- From Latin Samarītānus, from Ancient Greek Σαμαρείτης, from Σαμαρεία ("Samaria"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin Samaritānus, from Greek Samaritēs, from Samareia, Samaria. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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