Definitions for samaritansəˈmær ɪ tn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sa•mar•i•tansəˈmær ɪ tn(n.)

  1. a native or inhabitant of ancient or modern Samaria.

    Category: Peoples

  2. a member of a religious sect of Samaria that split from Judaism in the 4th century b.c.

    Category: Judaism, Eastern Religions

  3. (often l.c.)

    Ref: good Samaritan.

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to Samaria or to Samaritans.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Samaritan:

bef. 1000; < LL samarītānus < Gk samarit(ēs) dweller in Samaria

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Samaritan(noun)

    a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times


  1. samaritan(Noun)

    a Good Samaritan

  2. Samaritan(Noun)

    A native, or inhabitant of Samaria; especially one practising the religious traditions originating in that region.

  3. Samaritan(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to Samaria or Samaritans.

  4. Origin: From Samaritanus, from Σαμαρείτης, from Σαμαρεία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Samaritan(adj)

    of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine

  2. Samaritan(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Samaria; also, the language of Samaria


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