Gileadite

[gil-ee-uh-dahyt]
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noun

a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh.
an inhabitant of ancient Gilead.

Origin of Gileadite

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Historical Examples of gileadite

  • To digress, why do you most admire Jephthahs daughter, the gentle Gileadite?

    The Protector

    Harold Bindloss

  • 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.

  • Jephthah, the Gileadite, of the tribe of Manasseh having been banished by his tribesmen, began to lead the life of a highwayman.

  • And could she not be as resolute as the daughter of the Gileadite?

    Judith Shakespeare

    William Black



British Dictionary definitions for gileadite

Gileadite

noun

an inhabitant of the region of Gilead
a descendant of Gilead (the man)
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