- the surname of Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. Mark 3:19; 14:10, 11.
- a person who betrays another; traitor.
Origin of Iscariot
Examples from the Web for iscariot
"He is of the family of the Iscariot, I should opine," answered the Gascon.Bardelys the Magnificent
Here Justin was not an Iscariot or an Arnold, but a patriot and a savior.Justin Wingate, Ranchman
John H. Whitson
Nothing is more treacherous than the human mind; nothing else so loves to play the Iscariot.Penrod
And for thee, my poor child, thy promise is sacred, were it made to Iscariot himself.Hypatia
It was addressed to the Iscariot because the Iscariot was trying to do just what you are trying to do.If Winter Comes
- See Judas (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for iscariot
"traitor," 1640s, from the surname of Judas, betrayer of Jesus, in New Testament, from Latin Iscariota, from Greek Iskariotes, said to be from Hebrew ishq'riyoth "man of Kerioth" (a place in Palestine).