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Gileadite

[gil-ee-uh-dahyt]
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noun
  1. a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh.
  2. an inhabitant of ancient Gilead.
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Origin of Gileadite

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Examples from the Web for gileadite

Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for gileadite

Gileadite

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