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[si-loh-uh m, sahy-] /sɪˈloʊ əm, saɪ-/
a spring and pool near Jerusalem. John 9:7. Unabridged
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  • Why then should it have been upon them, of all people in the world, that this tower of Siloam had fallen?

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • And that is the pool of Siloam, Sir Lionel; we shall go up there.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • So much said Mr. M'Gabbery while struggling in the pool of Siloam.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • It may have been north to south—my thoughts had wandered again to the Tower of Siloam.

    Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
  • The inscription of Siloam is the oldest known Hebrew inscription.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • The parlour in Siloam Cottage was as green and obscure, as warm and close, as of old.

    Salem Chapel, v. 2/2 Mrs. Oliphant
  • Yet are they not the greatest sinners upon whom the tower of Siloam fell.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • About one hundred paces higher, on the same side, is the pool of Siloam.

  • I can not explain why he should have been sent to the Pool of Siloam.

  • A few hundred yards north of the pool of Siloam, we came to the fountain of Siloam.

    Letters from Palestine J. D. Paxton
British Dictionary definitions for Siloam


/saɪˈləʊəm; sɪ-/
(Bible) a pool in Jerusalem where Jesus cured a man of his blindness (John 9)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Siloam

pool and spring outside Jerusalem (John ix:7), from Late Latin, from New Testament Greek, from Hebrew shiloach, literally "sending forth," from shalach "to send."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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