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Samuel

[sam-yoo-uh l] /ˈsæm yu əl/
noun
1.
a judge and prophet of Israel. I Sam. 1–3; 8–15.
2.
either of two books of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: I Sam., II Sam.
3.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “name of God.”.
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Samuel

/ˈsæmjʊəl/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
a Hebrew prophet, seer, and judge, who anointed the first two kings of the Israelites (I Samuel 1–3; 8–15)
2.
either of the two books named after him, I and II Samuel
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Word Origin and History for Samuel

masc. proper name, Biblical judge and prophet, from Late Latin, from Greek Samouel, from Hebrew Shemiel, literally "the name of God," from shem "name" + El "God."

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