Meaning of Samaritan in English
Etymologyfrom late Latin Samaritanus, from Greek Samareitēs, from Samareia‘Samaria’. The New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan reflects a proverbial hostility between Jews and Samaritans
Definitions1. a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble
- « No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions he had money as well. » Margaret Thatcher
- « The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?' » Martin Luther King, Jr.