Samuel

[ sam-yoo-uhl ]
/ ˈsæm yu əl /

noun

a judge and prophet of Israel. 1 Samuel 1–3; 8–15.
either of two books of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviations: 1 Sam., 2 Sam.
a male given name.

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Origin of Samuel

From Late Latin Samuhel, from Greek Samouḗl, from Hebrew Shĕmūʾēl “Name of El (God),” or “His name is El (God)”
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British Dictionary definitions for Samuel

Samuel
/ (ˈsæmjʊəl) /

noun Old Testament

a Hebrew prophet, seer, and judge, who anointed the first two kings of the Israelites (I Samuel 1–3; 8–15)
either of the two books named after him, I and II Samuel
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