AskDefine | Define Samuel

Dictionary Definition

Samuel n : (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king

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English

Etymology

shemuel, possibly "He (God) has listened" or contracted from sha'ulme'el "asked of God".

Proper noun

  1. A given name
  2. book(s) of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. The primary author and central character of the first book of Samuel.

Quotations

  • 1 Samuel 1:20:
    Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD.

Translations

book of the Bible
male given name
  • Czech: Samuel
  • Danish: Samuel
  • Dutch: Samuel
  • Finnish: Samuel, Samuli
  • French: Samuel
  • German: Samuel
  • Hawaiian: Kamuela
  • Hebrew: שְׁמוּאֵל (shmuel)
  • Hungarian: Sámuel
  • Icelandic: Samúel
  • Italian: Samuele
  • Norwegian: Samuel
  • Polish: Samuel
  • Russian: Самуил (Samuíl)
  • Spanish: Samuel
  • Swedish: Samuel

Derived terms

Czech

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Samuel.

Danish

Proper noun

  1. Samuel.
  2. A given name.

Dutch

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Samuel
  1. The ninth and tenth book of the Bible.
  2. A given name.

Finnish

Proper noun

  1. Samuel.
  2. A given name.

Related terms

French

Proper noun

  1. Samuel.
  2. A given name.

German

Proper noun

  1. Samuel.
  2. A given name.

Related terms

  • Sämi in East part of Switzerland

Norwegian

Proper noun

  1. Samuel.
  2. A given name.

Swedish

Proper noun

  1. Samuel.
  2. A given name.

Extensive Definition

Samuel may refer to:

See also

Samuel in German: Samuel
Samuel in Spanish: Samuel
Samuel in Japanese: サミュエル
Samuel in Portuguese: Samuel (desambiguação)
Samuel in Slovak: Samuel
Samuel in Chinese: 塞缪尔
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