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philistia

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noun, often capitalized phi·lis·tia \fə-ˈlis-tē-ə\

Definition of philistia

  1. :  the class or world of cultural philistines



Origin and Etymology of philistia

Philistia, ancient country of southwest Palestine


First Known Use: 1857


Philistia

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geographical name Phi·lis·tia \fə-ˈlis-tē-ə\

Definition of Philistia

  1. country SW ancient Palestine on the coast; the land of the Philistines




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