Σαμψών

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Biblical Hebrew שִׁמְשׁוֹן (śimśōn).

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
      epileípsei me gàr diēgoúmenon ho khrónos perì Gedeṓn, Barák, Sampsṓn, Iephtháe, Daueíd te kaì Samouḕl kaì tôn prophētôn
      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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