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- Palæstine (archaic)
From Latin Palaestīna (“Roman province of Palestine”), from Ancient Greek Παλαιστίνη (Palaistínē, “Philistia and the surrounding region”), from Hebrew פְּלֶשֶׁת (p'léshet, “Philistia, land of the Philistines”).
- (geography) The region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
- The West Bank and Gaza Strip, taken collectively, especially if considered to be (the site of) the State of Palestine.
- (historical) Any of four Ancient Roman and Byzantine provinces in the eastern Mediterranean: Syria Palaestina, Palaestina Prima, Palaestina Secunda and Palaestina Salutaris.
- (historical, technical) A British colonial entity administering approximately the lands of modern State of Israel plus the West Bank and Gaza Strip; the lands administered by this entity.
- (historical, technical, rare) The British League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, of which this region was a part (the remainder being Transjordan, which covered approximately the lands of the modern Kingdom (originally Emirate) of Jordan).
- (region): The use of the name Palestine to refer to the region between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea has been, since the 20th century, sometimes seen as politically or emotionally charged; indeed, this is true of all terms for this region.
- (the region): Canaan, the Holy Land, Israel, the Land of Israel
- (Roman or Byzantine province): Palaestina
- (country): State of Palestine, Filastin
West Bank and Gaza Strip collectively
historical: Roman province
historical: former British entity
historical: former British Mandate
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- Palestine sunbird
- Palestinian Sign Language
- “Palestine” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- Palæstine (obsolete)