Samson

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Hebrew שִׁמְשׁוֹן "of the sun". Small Sun or from Shemesh-On literally, Force of the Sun. Akin to Nachshon Nachash = Snake or made of copper (Nechoshet) (is this where "copper head" comes from?) the addition of on may be a diminutive form. On (force or fortitude) may be an empowering addition.

  • Samson is also the name of a sixth century Welsh bishop, possibly rendered from some Celtic name.

Proper noun[edit]

Samson

  1. An Israelite judge in the Old Testament who performed feats of strength against the Philistines but was betrayed by Delilah his mistress. (biblical character)
  2. (by extension) Any very strong man.
  3. A male given name.
  4. An English surname derived from the given name.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1611, Bible (KJV): : Judges 16:6:
    And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.

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Proper noun[edit]

Samson m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Samson: Samsonsson
  • daughter of Samson: Samsonsdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Samson
Accusative Samson
Dative Samsoni
Genitive Samsons