Samaritan


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Sa·mar·i·tan

 (sə-măr′ĭ-tn)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Samaria.
2. A member of a people inhabiting present-day Israel and the West Bank who trace their ancestry to the ancient Israelites and practice a religion related to pre-rabbinical Judaism.
3. often samaritan A Good Samaritan.
adj.
Of or relating to Samaria or to Samaritans.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin Samarītānus, from Greek Samarītēs, from Samareia, Samaria.]

Samaritan

(səˈmærɪtən)
n
1. (Bible) a native or inhabitant of Samaria
2. (Bible) short for Good Samaritan
3. a member of a voluntary organization (the Samaritans) which offers counselling to people in despair, esp by telephone
4. (Languages) the dialect of Aramaic spoken in Samaria
5. (Historical Terms) the dialect of Aramaic spoken in Samaria
adj
(Protestantism) of or relating to Samaria
Saˈmaritanism n

Sa•mar•i•tan

(səˈmær ɪ tn)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of ancient or modern Samaria.
2. a member of a religious sect of Samaria that split from Judaism in the 4th century b.c.
3. (often l.c.) good Samaritan.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Samaria or to Samaritans.
[before 1000; < Late Latin samarītānus < Greek samarit(ēs) dweller in Samaria]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Samaritan - a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical timesSamaritan - a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times
Israelite - a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
Translations

Samaritan

[səˈmærɪtn]
A. N the Good Samaritanel buen samaritano
to call the Samaritans (organization) → llamar al teléfono de la esperanza
B. ADJsamaritano

Samaritan

[səˈmærɪtən] n
the Samaritans (= organization) → S.O.S. Amitié

Samaritan

nSamariter(in) m(f); good Samaritan (lit, fig)barmherziger Samariter

Samaritan

[səˈmærɪtn] n
a. the Good Samaritanil buon Samaritano
b. the Samaritans (organisation) → Telefono Amico
References in classic literature ?
She is a good Samaritan by an irresistible vocation.
That night she took refuge from the Samaritan in his latest accredited form, under a farmer's rick; and if--worth thinking of, perhaps, my fellow-Christians--the Samaritan had in the lonely night, 'passed by on the other side', she would have most devoutly thanked High Heaven for her escape from him.
He sat writing in the room with the deadly statistical clock, proving something no doubt - probably, in the main, that the Good Samaritan was a Bad Economist.
Thank you very much," he said, "for playing the Good Samaritan.
The poor man blest him for it, and he blest the poor man, and was so like the Good Samaritan that he gave him money to refresh both himself and his horse, and told him, that if he loved himself, he should be merciful to his beast.
The die is the same as the porochial seal--the Good Samaritan healing the sick and bruised man.
He was, then, as punctual as the Samaritan woman, and the most rigorous casuist with regard to duels could have nothing to say.
in the rabble, had attempted to carry a glass of water to that wretched creature in torment, there reigned around the infamous steps of the pillory such a prejudice of shame and ignominy, that it would have sufficed to repulse the good Samaritan.
I'm his good Samaritan, and you'll have to be the same to him if you buy him.
But say thou wert possessed of David's throne By free consent of all, none opposite, Samaritan or Jew; how couldst thou hope Long to enjoy it quiet and secure Between two such enclosing enemies, Roman and Parthian?
I have simply done my best to play the Good Samaritan.
We climbed a high hill to visit the city of Samaria, where the woman may have hailed from who conversed with Christ at Jacob's Well, and from whence, no doubt, came also the celebrated Good Samaritan.