Samuel

noun
Sam·u·el | \ˈsam-yə-wəl, -yəl\

Definition of Samuel 

1 : the early Hebrew judge who successively anointed Saul and David king

2 : either of two narrative and historical books of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Samuel

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Samuel

Late Latin, from Greek Samouel, from Hebrew Shĕmū'ēl

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