Samuel

noun
Sam·​u·​el | \ ˈsam-yə-wəl How to pronounce Samuel (audio) , -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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“Samuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Samuel. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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