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Origin of philistine
Examples from the Web for philistine
They snap strong cords even as Samson did the Philistine withes.The Firebrand|S. R. Crockett
Jonathan and his armour-bearer charged the Philistine garrison and routed hundreds singlehanded.When the Holy Ghost is Come|S. L. Brengle
The traditional enemy, the Philistine, comes up over the hill.Quiet Talks on Service|S. D. Gordon
This refers to the coast of Palestine in the neighborhood of the Philistine cities or Gezer.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
And do you understand, Fred, that it would be base on my part were I to follow you to the Philistine?
Old Testament people of coastal Palestine who made war on the Israelites, early 14c., from Old French Philistin, from Late Latin Philistinus, from Late Greek Philistinoi (plural), from Hebrew P'lishtim, "people of P'lesheth" ("Philistia"); cf. Akkad. Palastu, Egyptian Palusata; the word probably is the people's name for itself.
"person deficient in liberal culture," 1827, originally in Carlyle, popularized by him and Matthew Arnold, from German Philister "enemy of God's word," literally "Philistine," inhabitants of a Biblical land, neighbors (and enemies) of Israel (see Philistine). Popularized in German student slang (supposedly first in Jena, late 17c.) as a contemptuous term for "townies," and hence, by extension, "any uncultured person." Philistine had been used in a humorous figurative sense of "the enemy" in English from c.1600.