Definition of Philistian in English:

Philistian

noun

rare, archaic
  • Philistine.

adjective

rare, archaic
  • Of or relating to ancient Philistia or the Philistines.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From Anglo-Norman Philistien, Filistien, alteration (with suffix substitution: compare -ien) of Old French Philistin.

Pronunciation

Philistian

/fɪˈlɪstɪən/