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- Palæstine (archaic)
From Latin Palaestīna (“Roman province of Palestine”), from Ancient Greek Παλαιστίνη (Palaistinē, “Philistia and the surrounding region”), from Hebrew פְּלֶשֶׁת (p'léshet, “Philistia, land of the Philistines”).
- The West Bank and Gaza Strip, taken collectively; that is, the parts occupied by Israel and those under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority.
- A country established in West Bank and Gaza Strip. State of Palestine
- (geography) The region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
- (historical) The Roman province Palestina.
- (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 is sometimes seen as politically or emotionally charged; indeed, this is true of all terms for this region.
West Bank and Gaza Strip collectively
historical: Roman province
historical: former British entity
historical: former British Mandate
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Translations to be checked
- “Palestine” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- Palæstine (obsolete)