Definition of Philistia in English:

Philistia

noun

  • Uneducated or unenlightened people collectively, philistines; the domain of such people; the community, culture, or lifestyle of philistines; philistinism.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Kingsley (1819–1875), novelist, Church of England clergyman, and controversialist. From Philistia, name of the land of the Philistines, probably alteration of post-classical Latin Philistaea (also Philisthaea) from Byzantine Greek Φιλιστιαῖα) from Hellenistic Greek Φυλιστιιμ.

Pronunciation

Philistia

/fɪˈlɪstɪə/