[ guh-mey-lee-uh l, -meyl-yuh l ]
/ gəˈmeɪ li əl, -ˈmeɪl yəl /


(“the Elder” or “Gamaliel I”), died a.d. 50?, the teacher of Paul (Acts 22:3); the grandson of Hillel.
his grandson (“the Younger” or “Gamaliel II”), died a.d. 115?, leader of the Jews after the destruction of Jerusalem, a.d. 70.
a male given name: from Hebrew, meaning “the Lord is my reward.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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masc. proper name, from Greek Gamaliel, from Hebrew Gamli'el, literally "reward of God."

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