noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Philistia, ancient country of southwest Palestine Date: 1857 the class or world of cultural philistines

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  • Philistia — [fə lis′tē ə] country of the Philistines (fl. 12th 4th cent. B.C. ), in ancient SW Palestine …   English World dictionary

  • Philistia — geographical name country SW ancient Palestine on the coast; the land of the Philistines …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Philistia — Philistian, adj. /fi lis tee euh/, n. an ancient country on the E coast of the Mediterranean. * * * …   Universalium

  • Philistia —    =Palestine (q.v.), the land of the Philistines (Ps. 60:8; 87:4; 108:9). The word is supposed to mean the land of wanderers or of strangers …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • philistia — phi·lis·tia …   English syllables

  • Philistia — Phi•lis•ti•a [[t]fɪˈlɪs ti ə[/t]] n. geg an ancient country in SW Palestine on the Mediterranean coast: the land of the Philistines …   From formal English to slang

  • Philistia — /fəˈlɪstiə/ (say fuh listeeuh) noun an ancient country on the east coast of the Mediterranean. {Latin; see Philistine} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Philistia — noun an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times • Members of this Region: ↑Dagon • Instance Hypernyms: ↑geographical area,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Avvites (of Philistia) — The Avvites (or Avvim) of Philistia are a people mentioned in the Bible and related literature.Their name is first used in Deuteronomy 2:23 in a description of the conquests that had taken place in the Land of Israel during the Israelite sojourn… …   Wikipedia

  • PHILISTINES — (Heb. פְּלִשְׁתִּים), a people of Aegean origin occupying the south coast of Palestine, called Philistia (פְּלֶשֶׁת, peleshet) in the Bible, and often at war with the Israelites. The name Philistine is first found in the Egyptian form prst as one …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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