from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hebrew judge and prophet of the 11th century B.C. who anointed Saul as king.
- n. See Table at Bible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. One of two books of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
- proper n. The primary author and central character of the first book of Samuel.
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- n. (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king
Hebrew šəmû'ēl, name of God : šəmû, name; see šm in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see אl in Semitic roots.
After Samuel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל (shmuel), means "The one who listens to God" (Wiktionary)