noun see Gilead

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gileadite — /gil ee euh duyt /, n. 1. a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh. 2. an inhabitant of ancient Gilead. [GILEAD + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gileadite — gil·e·ad·ite …   English syllables

  • Gileadite — Gil•e•ad•ite [[t]ˈgɪl i əˌdaɪt[/t]] n. 1) jud a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh 2) geg an inhabitant of ancient Gilead …   From formal English to slang

  • Gileadite — /ˈgɪliədaɪt/ (say gileeuhduyt) noun an inhabitant of Gilead. {Gilead + ite1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gileadite — ˈgilēəˌdīt noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Gilead, region in Jordan + English ite 1. : a member of a branch of the ancient Israelite tribe of Manasseh 2. : an inhabitant of ancient Gilead * * * /gil ee euh duyt /, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Judges 11 — 1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah. 2 And Gilead s wife bare him sons; and his wife s sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • BARZILLAI — (Heb. בַּרְזִלַּי), name of two biblical persons. (1) Barzillai the Gileadite (Heb. הַגִּלְעָדִי), a wealthy man of Rogelim. When David and his men fled to Mahanaim in Gilead because of absalom s rebellion, he, like two other prominent… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GILEAD — (Heb. גִּלְעָד), the central region east of the Jordan, approximately between the river Yarmuk in the north and the northern end of the Dead Sea in the south. The name Gilead is explained in the Bible as deriving from Gal ed, in Aramaic Yegar… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gilead — geographical name mountainous region of ancient Palestine E of Jordan River; now in Jordan • Gileadite noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Child sacrifice — See also: Religious abuse and Infanticide Child sacrifice is the ritualistic killing of children in order to please, propitiate or force supernatural beings in order to achieve a desired result. As such, it is a form of human sacrifice …   Wikipedia

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