Samaritan meaning

sə-mărĭ-tn
A native or inhabitant of Samaria.
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A member of a people inhabiting present-day Israel and the West Bank who trace their ancestry to the ancient Israelites and practice a religion related to pre-rabbinical Judaism.
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A Good Samaritan.
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Of or relating to Samaria or to Samaritans.
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A person born or living in Samaria.
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A person who comes to the aid of another.
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Of Samaria or its people or culture.
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A native, or inhabitant of Samaria; especially one practising the religious traditions originating in that region.
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Of, or relating to Samaria or Samaritans.
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A Good Samaritan.
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Origin of samaritan

  • Middle English from Old English from Late Latin Samarītānus from Greek Samarītēs from Samareia , Samaria

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin SamarÄ«tānus, from Ancient Greek Σαμαρείτης (SamareitÄ“s), from Σαμαρεία (Samareia, “Samaria").

    From Wiktionary