Philistia

[ fi-lis-tee-uh ]
/ fɪˈlɪs ti ə /
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noun

an ancient country on the E coast of the Mediterranean.

Related formsPhi·lis·ti·an, adjective

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Examples from the Web for philistian

  • I almost feel myself already in bonds under Philistian yoke whenever it is mentioned.

    The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for philistian

Philistian

/ (fɪˈlɪstɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Philistia, an ancient country in Palestine, or its inhabitants

Philistia

/ (fɪˈlɪstɪə) /

noun

an ancient country on the coast of SW Palestine
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