Iscariot

[ ih-skar-ee-uh t ]
/ ɪˈskær i ət /
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noun

the surname of Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. Mark 3:19; 14:10, 11.
a person who betrays another; traitor.

Origin of Iscariot

< Latin Iscariōta < Greek Iskariṓtēs < Hebrew īsh-qərīyōth man of Kerioth a village in Palestine

Related formsIs·car·i·ot·ic [ih-skar-ee-ot-ik] /ɪˌskær iˈɒt ɪk/, Is·car·i·ot·i·cal, adjectiveIs·car·i·ot·ism, noun

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Iscariot

/ (ɪˈskærɪət) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for iscariot

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).

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