Sam·​son ˈsam(p)-sən How to pronounce Samson (audio)
: a Hebrew hero who wreaked havoc among the Philistines by means of his great strength

Word History


Late Latin, from Greek Sampsōn, from Hebrew Shimshōn

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Samson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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