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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient village of central Palestine northwest of the Dead Sea. In the Bible, it was a meeting place and sanctuary for the Israelites and the site of a tabernacle where the Ark of the Covenant was kept until its capture by the Philistines.
  • A locality in southwest Tennessee east of Memphis. The Civil War Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862) ended in the withdrawal of Confederate troops but claimed more than 10,000 casualties on both the Union and Confederate sides.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A biblical city, the location of the Ark of the Covenant.
  • proper n. Any of several towns and cities in the United States, especially the site of a major 19th-century battle in Tennessee.
  • proper n. A male given name
  • proper n. A female given name

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A word used by Jacob on his deathbed, and interpreted variously, as “the Messiah,” or as the city “Shiloh,” or as “Rest.”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the second great battle of the American Civil War (1862); the battle ended with the withdrawal of Confederate troops but it was not a Union victory

Etymologies

From Hebrew שִׁילֹה \ שִׁלֹה (shiló). (Wiktionary)

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