• (noun): A person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits.
    Synonyms: lowbrow
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on philistine, philistines:

Philistine Language
... The Philistine language (/ˈfɪləstiːn/, /-staɪn/ or /fɨˈlɪstɨn/, /-tiːn/) is the extinct language of the Philistines, spoken—and rarely inscribed—along the ... as cultural loan-words in Hebrew, describing specifically Philistine institutions, like the seranim, the "lords" of the Philistine Pentapolis, or the ’argáz ... There is not enough information of the language of the Philistines to relate it confidently to any other languages possible relations to Indo-European ...
... Achish is a name used in the Hebrew Bible for two Philistine rulers of Gath ... title of royalty, applicable to the Philistine kings ... but at the instigation of his courtiers did not permit him to go up to battle along with the Philistine hosts (1 Sam ...
Philistine Language - Philistine As An Indo-European Language
... evidence in favor of the suggestion that the Philistines did originally speak some Indo-European language ... A number of Philistine-related words found in the Hebrew Bible are not Semitic, and can in some cases, with reservations, be traced back to Proto-Indo-European roots ... Barnett traced the Philistine word for captain, seren, which may be related to the Neo-Hittite sarawanas/tarawanas or the Greek word tyrannos (itself possibly borrowed from one ...
Eli (Bible) - Biblical Narrative - Era
... The Philistine incursions spanned a period of 40 years and Samson, who fought the Philistine incursions, judged Israel for 20 years ... this appears to rule out any overlap with the Philistine oppression that Samson, a previous judge, had lived under ...
Samson (1914 Film) - Cast
... Edith Bostwick as Zorah, Samson's wife Rose Gibbons as Sister of Zorah Cleo Madison as Jamin, the Philistine William Worthington as Ladal Marion Emmons as A Philistine lad Frank Borzage as Bearded Philistine Extra (uncre ...

More definitions of "Philistine":

  • (noun): A member of an Aegean people who settled ancient philistia around the 12th century BC.
  • (adj): Smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values.
    Synonyms: anti-intellectual
  • (adj): Of or relatin to ancient Philistia or the the culture of the Philistines.

Famous quotes containing the word philistine:

    In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    A philistine is a full-grown person whose interests are of a material and commonplace nature, and whose mentality is formed of the stock ideas and conventional ideals of his or her group and time.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy, and he has been a warrior from his youth. .
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 17:33.

    Saul to David, about Goliath.