Iscariot



[ih-skar-ee-uh t] /ɪˈskær i ət/

noun
1.
the surname of Judas, the betrayer of Jesus. Mark 3:19; 14:10, 11.
2.
a person who betrays another; traitor.
/ɪˈskærɪət/
noun
1.
See Judas (sense 1)

“traitor,” 1640s, from the surname of Judas, betrayer of Jesus, in New Testament, from Latin Iscariota, from Greek Iskariotes, said to be from Hebrew ishq’riyoth “man of Kerioth” (a place in Palestine).

(See JUDAS.)

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