Related to Philister: Philistines, Filistin


n.1.A Philistine; - a cant name given to townsmen by students in German universities.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was mainly about "Fuchs" and "Philister," and duels and drinking-bouts at the neighbouring University of Schoppenhausen, from which renowned seat of learning they had just come in the Eilwagen, with Becky, as it appeared, by their side, and in order to be present at the bridal fetes at Pumpernickel.
Philip Makabong'o, the Migori county ODM chairperson and his wife, Philister who is nominated in the assembly to represent people living with disability said the incident is politically instigated.
One belonging to his wife Philister Makabong'o an ODM nominated MCA was spared as it was not within the compound while another one was parked away from the other two that were burnt, he said."We were woken up by a huge explosion moments past mid night.
While his homestead was unfenced during my first visits to Kaleko in 2009, William, a well-known jaduong' (honourable elder), had decided to fence it between April 2014 and February 2015 when I returned to attend the funeral of his mother, the late Philister Achieng.
In German universities in the late 17th century, philister was used as a derisive slang term for local townspeople--i.e., non-students--and soon took on the connotation of someone who was anti-intellectual, uncultured and boorish.
Rather than provide a literal translation, Horschitz opts for the following metaphor: "[Slag, daft du nicht unter die Philister gegangen bist" [Say that you have not gone under the Philistines] (189).
(23) Those German socialists who in this context demanded some bourgeois morality Parvus snubbed as Philistines (Philister), as Karl Marx had before him.
Das Wort Philister ist bekanntlich dem Studentenleben entnommen und bezeichnet in seinem weiteren, doch ganz popularen Sinne den Gegensatz des Musensohnes, des Kunstlers, des achten Kulturmenschen.
Matthew Arnold first used the word in this sense by adapting it from the German Philister, the term applied by the university students to the townspeople, or " outsiders.
After the last death, he was taken under the custody of Philister Muna's family.