Origin and Etymology of israel
Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Greek Israēl, from Hebrew Yiśrā'ēl
Definition of Israel
2 or Northern Kingdom or Ephraim play \ˈē-frē-əm\ the N portion of the Hebrew kingdom after the division ∗ Samaria
3 country SW Asia bordering on the Mediterranean; a republic established 1948 ∗ Jerusalem area 7993 square miles (20,782 square kilometers), pop 7,300,000 — see palestine
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