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Emmanuel

[ih-man-yoo-uh l, for 1, 2; French e-ma-ny-el for 3] /ɪˈmæn yu əl, for 1, 2; French ɛ ma nüˈɛl for 3/
noun
1.
Jesus Christ, especially as the Messiah. Matt. 1:23.
2.
3.
Pierre [pyer] /pyɛr/ (Show IPA), 1916–1984, French poet.
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  • He begs Emmanuel to leave him to rule his own subjects in peace.

    Bunyan

    James Anthony Froude
  • He as yet knew nothing of the great designs of Emmanuel, and could not tell what to think.'

    Bunyan

    James Anthony Froude
  • Emmanuel bade him go his way till the request could be considered.

    Bunyan

    James Anthony Froude
  • Prostrate before Emmanuel's throne, they repeated their confession.

    Bunyan

    James Anthony Froude
  • I will not disguise from you that it is Emmanuel, the money-lender.

    Japhet in Search of a Father Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for Emmanuel

Emmanuel

/ɪˈmænjʊəl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Immanuel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Emmanuel

masc. personal name, from Greek form of Hebrew 'Immanu'el, literally "God is with us," from 'immanu "with us," from 'im "with," + first person plural pronomial suffix, + El "God."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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