שאול

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Aramaic[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

שָׁאוּל (šāʾūl)

  1. (biblical) Saul
  2. A male given name.

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
שׁ־א־ל

Passive participle of שָׁאַל (sha'ál, to ask, to borrow). Proper noun follows from Adjective.

Adjective[edit]

שָׁאוּל (shaúl) (feminine שְׁאוּלָה, masculine plural שְׁאוּלִים, feminine plural שְׁאוּלוֹת) [pattern: קָטוּל]

  1. borrowed
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Proper noun[edit]

שָׁאוּל (shaúlm

  1. A male given name, Shaul, equivalent to English Saul.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

שְׁאוֹל (sheólm f

  1. The netherworld (where the dead reside)
    • 1 Samuel 2:6, with translation of the English Standard Version:
      יְהוָה מֵמִית וּמְחַיֶּה מֹורִיד שְׁאֹול וַיָּֽעַל׃
      The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
    • Proverbs 9:18, with translation of the New International Version:
      וְֽלֹא־יָדַע כִּֽי־רְפָאִים שָׁם בְּעִמְקֵי שְׁאֹול קְרֻאֶֽיהָ׃
      But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.

Yiddish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

שאול (Shoelm

  1. A male given name, Saul