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

  • An ancient city of central Palestine in present-day northwest Jordan. It was founded in the ninth century B.C. as the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel, also known as Samaria. Conquered by Sargon II in 721 B.C., it was destroyed in the second century and rebuilt by Herod the Great. According to tradition, Saint John the Baptist is buried here.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a city of ancient Palestine, in present-day Jordan
  • proper n. A part of ancient Palestine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Samarium oxid.

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

  • n. an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan


From Ancient Greek Σαμάρεια. (Wiktionary)



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