•canine • asinine • leonine • saturnine
•Antonine • pavonine • rapine
•pitchpine • orpine
•porcupine • vulpine • salamandrine
•alexandrine • sapphirine • taurine
•endocrine • aventurine • vulturine
•colubrine • lacustrine • estuarine
•viperine • passerine • catarrhine
•adulterine • riverine • ensign
•piscine • porcine • cosine • thylacine
•shoeshine • moonshine • sunshine
, Byzantine, elephantine
•Tridentine • Levantine • Bechstein
•Epstein • amethystine • Rubinstein
•Frankenstein • Palestine • Philistine
•turpentine • Einstein • Eisenstein
•serotine • infantine • Wittgenstein
•Argentine • Palatine
•eglantine • Hammerstein
•clementine • vespertine • serpentine
•Constantine • nemertine • Bernstein
•Jugurthine • grapevine • bovine
•Glühwein • cervine • equine
/ ˈfiləˌstēn; -ˌstīn/
a member of a non-Semitic (perhaps originally Anatolian) people of southern Palestine in ancient times, who came into conflict with the Israelites during the 12th and 11th centuries bc.
a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them:
a philistine government.
/ ˈfiləstēˌnizəm; fəˈlistə-/ n.
a member of a non-Semitic people of southern Palestine
in ancient times, who came into conflict with the Israelites during the 12th and 11th centuries bc
. The Philistines, from whom the country of Palestine took its name, were one of the Sea
Peoples who, according to the Bible
, came from Crete and settled the southern coastal plain of Canaan
in the 12th century bc
The word (usually in the form philistine) has come to mean a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them. This sense arose as a result of a confrontation between town and gown in Jena, Germany
, in the late 17th century; a sermon on the conflict quoted: ‘the Philistines are upon you’ (Judges 16), which led to an association between the townspeople and those hostile to culture.
one of a people in ancient Palestine
who harassed the Israelites; an enemy into whose hands one may fall XVI; †in Germany
, one who is not a student at the university; person deficient in liberal culture XIX. — F. Philistin
or late L. Philistīnus
, also Palæstīnus
, usu. pl. — late Gr. Philistînoi
— Heb. pelištīm
, rel. to pelešeth
Member of a non-Semitic people who lived on the s
coast of modern Israel, known as Philistia, from c.
1200 bc. They clashed frequently with the Hebrews
, until decisively defeated by King David
. Today, the term philistine may be applied to a person indifferent to culture.