adjective (1)
Gad·​a·​rene | \ ˈga-də-ˌrēn How to pronounce Gadarene (audio) \

Definition of Gadarene

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: headlong, precipitate a Gadarene rush to the cities


adjective (2)
Gad·​a·​rene | \ ˈga-də-ˌrēn How to pronounce Gadarene (audio) , ˌga-də-ˈrēn \

Definition of Gadarene (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of Gadara

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Gadarene noun, plural Gadarenes

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First Known Use of Gadarene

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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1614, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gadarene

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from the demon-possessed Gadarene swine in Matthew 8:28 that rushed into the sea

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“Gadarene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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