noun \ˈsam-yə-wəl, -yəl\

Definition of SAMUEL

:  the early Hebrew judge who successively anointed Saul and David king
:  either of two narrative and historical books of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures — see bible table

Origin of SAMUEL

Late Latin, from Greek Samouel, from Hebrew Shĕmū'ēl
First Known Use: 14th century


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