noun Sam·u·el \ˈsam-yə-wəl, -yəl\

Definition of Samuel

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

  2. 2 :  either of two narrative and historical books of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures — see bible table

Origin and Etymology of samuel

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

First Known Use: 14th century

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