Samaria

according to 1 Kings xvi. 24, means the hill of Shemer. Omri “bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of [his] city ... after the name of Shemer ... Samaria.” (B.C. 925.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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