E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.)