Σαμψών

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Biblical Hebrew שמשון.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Σαμψών ‎(Sampsṓnm ‎(genitive Σαμψῶνος); third declension

  1. Samson, a judge of Israel.
    • New Testament, Hebr. 11.32
      ἐπιλείψει με γὰρ διηγούμενον ὁ χρόνος περὶ Γεδεών, Βαράκ, Σαμψών, Ἰεφθάε, Δαυείδ τε καὶ Σαμουὴλ καὶ τῶν προφητῶν
      For the time would fail me if I told of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets.

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Usage notes[edit]

While Josephus and certain passages in Judges decline Σαμψών, most other biblical sources treat it as indeclinable.

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