Samaria

geographical name
Sa·​mar·​ia | \ sə-ˈmer-ē-ə How to pronounce Samaria (audio) \

Definition of Samaria

1 district of ancient Palestine west of the Jordan River between Galilee and Judaea
2 city, capital of the district of Samaria and capital of the Northern Kingdom (Israel)

Note: Samaria was rebuilt by Herod the Great and renamed Se*bas*te \ sə-​ˈbas-​tē How to pronounce sə-ˈbas-tē (audio)\ . Its site is in the West Bank at the modern village of Sebastīyah.

see also samaritan sense 1

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