Samaritan [ suh-mar-i-tn ]
1. an inhabitant of Samaria.
2. good Samaritan.
3. (often lowercase) one who is compassionate and helpful to a person in distress.
4. any of the dialects of Aramaic spoken by the Samaritans in ancient Israel and until recently still spoken in Nablus.
5. pertaining to Samaria or to Samaritans.
OTHER WORDS FROM SAMARITAN
WORDS RELATED TO SAMARITAN
do-gooder, humanitarian, Johnny-on-the-spot
Origin: before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Late Latin samarītānus < Greek samarī́t(ēs) dweller in Samaria + -ānus -an
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SAMARITAN
The Samaritan guidelines are written around the assumption that suicide is a purely irrational act, an act spurred by illness.
COVER-UPS AND CONCERN TROLLS: ACTUALLY, IT'S ABOUT ETHICS IN SUICIDE JOURNALISM|ARTHUR CHU|JANUARY 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not so with the Samaritan; he loses all thought of himself, and is perfectly oblivious to the danger he himself may be running.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE GOSPEL OF ST LUKE|HENRY BURTON
Host (watching him go): He's a good fellow—that is, for a Samaritan.
SHORTER BIBLE PLAYS|RITA BENTON
Just then His disciples came, and they wondered that He talked to a Samaritan woman.
THE LIFE OF OUR LORD IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE FOR LITTLE CHILDREN|ANONYMOUS
A Samaritan kindness was bestowed on me in sickness, and employment offered me in health.
NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK OF THE BRIG BETSEY, OF WISCASSET, MAINE, AND MURDER OF FIVE OF HER CREW, BY PIRATES,|DANIEL COLLINS
Southeastern Europe, where the good Samaritan gets kicked instead of thanked.
THE DRUMS OF JEOPARDY|HAROLD MACGRATH
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