: a judge and priest of Israel who according to the account in I Samuel was entrusted with the care of the boy Samuel

Word History


Hebrew ʽĒlī

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eli was in the 14th century

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“Eli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eli. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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