- the mother of Samuel. I Sam. 1:20.
- a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “grace.”
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Examples from the Web for hannah
But I wondered what would have happened if Hitch stood across the stage from Hannah Arendt.Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence
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But the detectives were no still closer to who that might be until 18-year-old Hannah Graham went missing Sept. 13.The Math That Keeps Helping College Rapists
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"We don't know where Hannah Graham is and we have to find her," Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College
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Well, Hannah Horvath, the character Dunham created and portrays, makes horrible decisions.
The book is the line in the sand, proof that she is not, as she is so often conflated, the Hannah Horvath she has created.
Don't be surprised, Miss:—but you'll see Hannah no more in this house.
Hannah has just now brought me from the usual place your favour of yesterday.
I ordered Hannah however to eat of it, that I might not be thought sullen.
Your listening Hannah has given you this intelligence, as she does many others.
Hannah, as she moves up and down, is shunned as a person infected.
- Old Testament the woman who gave birth to Samuel (I Samuel 1–2)
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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