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

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Other Words from Samaritan

samaritan adjective often capitalized

Examples of Samaritan in a Sentence

A Samaritan called a tow truck for us.

First Known Use of Samaritan

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Samaritan

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin samaritanus, noun & adjective, from Greek samaritēs inhabitant of Samaria, from Samaria

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The first known use of Samaritan was before the 12th century

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