Samson

noun
Sam·​son | \ ˈsam(p)-sən How to pronounce Samson (audio) \

Definition of Samson

: a Hebrew hero who wreaked havoc among the Philistines by means of his great strength

First Known Use of Samson

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Samson

Late Latin, from Greek Sampsōn, from Hebrew Shimshōn

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

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“Samson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Samson. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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