, from Old French Philistin (modern French Philistin) and Late Latin Philistinus, from Koine Greek Φυλιστῖνοι, a variant of Φυλιστιίμ, Φυλιστιείμ (compare Koine Greek Παλαιστῖνοι), from Hebrew פְּלִשְׁתִּים, from פְּלִשְׁתִּי, from פְּלֶשֶׁת. The English word is cognate with Akkadian 𒆳𒉿𒇺𒋫, 𒆳𒉺𒆷𒊍𒌓, 𒆳𒉿𒇺𒋫𒀀𒀀, and is a Palestine.
The archaic noun plural form Philistim is from Middle English Philistiim , from Late Latin Philisthiim, from Koine Greek Φυλιστιίμ, Φυλιστιείμ; see further above.
The adjective is derived from the noun.
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