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Hillel

[hil-el, -eyl, -uh l, hi-leyl; Sephardic Hebrew hee-lel] /ˈhɪl ɛl, -eɪl, -əl, hɪˈleɪl; Sephardic Hebrew hiˈlɛl/
noun
1.
("ha-Zaken") c60 b.c.–a.d. 9? Palestinian rabbi, president of the Sanhedrin and interpreter of Biblical law: first to formulate definitive hermeneutic principles.
Compare Beth Hillel.
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  • These are the children of a sister of Hillel Besso, brought to Damascus for change of air.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • At this moment Hillel and Fakredeen advanced with a hurried air of gaiety.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Hillel hurried Eva away, accompanied by his sister and Madame Nassim.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Here again Hillel's Neo-Platonic tendencies are in evidence.

  • The Arabic version says Hillel—that is, full, or substantial, garments.

    The Syrian Christ Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
British Dictionary definitions for Hillel

Hillel

/ˈhɪlɛl; -ləl/
noun
1.
?60 bc–?9 ad, rabbi, born in Babylonia; president of the Sanhedrin. He was the first to formulate principles of biblical interpretation
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Word Origin and History for Hillel

masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "he praised."

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