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Samaritan

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Samaritan

noun Sa·mar·i·tan \sə-ˈmer-ə-tən\

Definition of SAMARITAN

1
:  a native or inhabitant of Samaria
2
[from the parable of the good Samaritan in Luke 10:30–37] :  a person who is generous in helping those in distress
samaritan adjective often capitalized

Examples of SAMARITAN

  1. A Samaritan called a tow truck for us.

Origin of SAMARITAN

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin samaritanus, noun & adjective, from Greek samaritēs inhabitant of Samaria, from Samaria
First Known Use: before 12th century

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