philistia

noun, often capitalized
phi·​lis·​tia | \ fə-ˈli-stē-ə How to pronounce philistia (audio) \

Definition of philistia

: the class or world of cultural philistines

First Known Use of philistia

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for philistia

Philistia, ancient country of southwest Palestine

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“Philistia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/philistia. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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Philistia geographical name

Phi·​lis·​tia | \ fə-ˈli-stē-ə How to pronounce Philistia (audio) \

Definition of Philistia

country and land of the Philistines on the Mediterranean Sea coast in the southwestern part of ancient Palestine

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