Lemuel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew לְמוּאֵל (l'mu'él), literally meaning “dedicated to God” or “devoted to God”.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈlem.jə(wə)l/

Proper noun[edit]

Lemuel

  1. A king mentioned in the Proverbs.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.

Quotations[edit]

  • :
    The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
  • 1726, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, The Publisher to the Reader:
    The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother's side.