Samaritan

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From Latin Samarītānus, from Ancient Greek Σαμαρείτης (Samareítēs), from Σαμαρεία (Samareía, Samaria).

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Samaritan (plural Samaritans)

  1. A native, or inhabitant of Samaria; especially one practising the religious traditions originating in that region.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 62:
      Many of these despised people built a rival temple on Mount Gerizim in the central Palestinian territory known as Samaria, and hence they were called Samaritans (a word of contempt to Jews); in very reduced numbers, they still live round their sacred mountain now.

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Samaritan (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to Samaria or Samaritans.

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