Türkische aussprache fîlıstin
Etymologie [ 'fi-l&-"stEn; f&-'lis- ] (noun.) 14th century. From Late Latin Philistinus, from Late Ancient Greek Φυλιστῖνοι (Phulistinoi) from Hebrew פְּלִשְׁתִּים (P'lishtim) from פְּלֶשֶׁת (P'leshet, “Philistia”). The sense relating to lack of education and culture was introduced to English by Thomas Carlyle and greatly popularised by Matthew Arnold. It is derived from German student use of the term Philister to refer to the burghers of the town. This apparently derived from the use of the biblical text "the Philistines be upon you, Samson" in a memorial service for a Jena university student who died as the result of a town vs. gown dispute in 1693.