Gadarene

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adjective (1)

Gad·​a·​rene ˈga-də-ˌrēn How to pronounce Gadarene (audio)
: headlong, precipitate
a Gadarene rush to the cities

Gadarene

2 of 2

adjective (2)

Gad·​a·​rene ˈga-də-ˌrēn How to pronounce Gadarene (audio)
ˌga-də-ˈrēn
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Gadara
Gadarene noun
plural Gadarenes

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

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

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1895, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1614, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gadarene was in 1614

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“Gadarene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gadarene. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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