philistia

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

Definition of philistia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the class or world of cultural philistines

Philistia

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

Definition of Philistia (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of philistia

Noun

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for philistia

Noun

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 17 May. 2021.

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