- a member of a branch of the Israelite tribe descended from Manasseh.
- an inhabitant of ancient Gilead.
Origin of Gileadite
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Examples from the Web for gileadite
Now it was that Jair the Gileadite, 16 of the tribe of Manasseh, took the government.The Antiquities of the Jews
And could she not be as resolute as the daughter of the Gileadite?Judith Shakespeare
To digress, why do you most admire Jephthahs daughter, the gentle Gileadite?The Protector
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
- an inhabitant of the region of Gilead
- a descendant of Gilead (the man)
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