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[han-uh] /ˈhæn ə/
the mother of Samuel. I Sam. 1:20.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “grace.”. Unabridged
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  • "You lay dar spectin de Lord to send you mo, und you will be stark naked as a picked ginny hen," said Hannah.

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • Hannah Grant Daly, who did not know him to speak to, also picked him out.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • Hannah, with a wild howl dropped the lamp and fed towards the sitting-room, where 'Squire Newcome was still sitting.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • Hannah took plates from the dresser and food from the cupboard while she answered him.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • Hannah comes back after leaving school to learn how to ply her needle.

    The New Education Scott Nearing
British Dictionary definitions for Hannah


(Old Testament) the woman who gave birth to Samuel (I Samuel 1–2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Hannah

fem. proper name, biblical mother of the prophet Samuel, from Hebrew, literally "graciousness," from stem of hanan "he was gracious, showed favor."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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