Iscariot "traitor," 1640s, from the surname of Judas, betrayer of Jesus, in N.T., from L. Iscariota, from Gk. Iskariotes, said to be from Heb. ishq'riyoth "man of Kerioth" (a place in Palestine).

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  • ISCARIOT — vicus in tribu Ephraim, in quo natus Iudas infelix Christi proditor. Math. c. 10. v. 4 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Iscariot — [is ker′ē ət] n. [LL(Ec) Iscariota < Gr(Ec) Iskariōtēs < ? Heb īsh qĕrīyōth, man of Kerioth (town in Palestine)] see JUDAS (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Iscariot — Always applied in the gospels to Judas who betrayed Jesus to distinguish him from another Judas among the apostles. Iscariot may mean ‘man from Kerioth’; or there is a suggestion in one ancient MS which connects it with the Latin sicarius, which… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Iscariot — n. Judas Iscariot, disciple who betrayed Jesus (Biblical); traitor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Iscariot — Iscariotic /i skar ee ot ik/, Iscariotical, adj. Iscariotism, n. /i skar ee euht/, n. 1. the surname of Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. Mark 3:19; 14:10, 11. 2. a person who betrays another; traitor. [ < L Iscariota < Gk Iskariótes < Heb ish… …   Universalium

  • Iscariot — noun A traitor …   Wiktionary

  • Iscariot —    (See Judas.) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Iscariot — Is|car|i|ot, Judas →↑Judas …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Iscariot — Is•car•i•ot [[t]ɪˈskær i ət[/t]] n. bib the surname of Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. Mark 3:19; 14:10, 11 • Etymology: < LL Iscariōta < Gk Iskariṓtēs < Heb īsh qərīyōth man of Kerioth a village in Palestine …   From formal English to slang

  • Iscariot — /əsˈkæriət/ (say uhs kareeuht) noun 1. the surname of Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. 2. someone who betrays another; a traitor. {Latin Iscariōta, from Greek Iskariōtēs, from Hebrew īsh qerīyōth man of Kerioth (a place in Palestine). See Mark 3:19 …   Australian English dictionary

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