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Gileadite

[gil-ee-uh-dahyt] /ˈgɪl i əˌdaɪt/
noun
1.
a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh.
2.
an inhabitant of ancient Gilead.
Origin of Gileadite
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  • Now it was that Jair the Gileadite, 16 of the tribe of Manasseh, took the government.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
  • And could she not be as resolute as the daughter of the Gileadite?

    Judith Shakespeare William Black
  • To digress, why do you most admire Jephthahs daughter, the gentle Gileadite?

    The Protector Harold Bindloss
  • Then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.

  • Her faith was as of that nameless daughter of the Gileadite; and she could not yield.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall
  • Jephthah, the Gileadite, of the tribe of Manasseh having been banished by his tribesmen, began to lead the life of a highwayman.

  • And if he said "Sibboleth" (the Gileadite dialect), and did not pronounce it exactly right, then they would kill him.

    Hebrew Life and Times Harold B. Hunting
  • Thence it completes the half circle, cutting its way through the Gileadite hills to the Jordan.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
British Dictionary definitions for Gileadite

Gileadite

/ˈɡɪlɪəˌdaɪt/
noun
1.
an inhabitant of the region of Gilead
2.
a descendant of Gilead (the man)
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