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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Gath /ˈgæθ/

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a wine-vat, one of the five royal cities of the Philistines
    (Josh. 13:3) on which the ark brought calamity (1 Sam. 5:8, 9;
    6:17). It was famous also as being the birthplace or residence
    of Goliath (1 Sam. 17:4). David fled from Saul to Achish, king
    of Gath (1 Sam. 21:10; 27:2-4; Ps. 56), and his connection with
    it will account for the words in 2 Sam. 1:20. It was afterwards
    conquered by David (2 Sam. 8:1). It occupied a strong position
    on the borders of Judah and Philistia (1 Sam. 21:10; 1 Chr.
    18:1). Its site has been identified with the hill called Tell
    esSafieh, the Alba Specula of the Middle Ages, which rises 695
    feet above the plain on its east edge. It is noticed on
    monuments about B.C. 1500. (See METHEGAMMAH.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Gath, a wine-press