Samuel

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See also: Sámuel, Samúel, Samuēl, and Samuël

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Samūēl, from Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Biblical Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל(šəmûʾēl, literally the one who listens to God (the first element of this etymology is disputed)). Other theories posit derivation from Biblical Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל(šəmûʾēl, literally God is high) from roots meaning ‘God’ as in Heaven or the upper sky (see Akkadian 𒀭 (šamû)) and ‘high’ (see Hebrew עלי(literally elevation)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsæmjuəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Sam‧u‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel

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  1. A male given name from Hebrew.
    • 1836 March – 1837 October, Charles Dickens, “Chapter 34”, in The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1837, OCLC 28228280:
      It was quite unnecessary to call Samuel Weller; for Samuel Weller stepped briskly into the box the instant his name was pronounced; and placing his hat on the floor, and his arms on the rail, took a bird’s–eye view of the Bar, and a comprehensive survey of the Bench, with a remarkably cheerful and lively aspect. ‘What’s your name, sir?’ inquired the judge. / ‘Sam Weller, my Lord,’ replied that gentleman. / ‘Do you spell it with a “V” or a “W”?’ inquired the judge. / ‘That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord,’ replied Sam; ‘I never had occasion to spell it more than once or twice in my life, but I spells it with a “V.” ’ / Here a voice in the gallery exclaimed aloud, ‘Quite right too, Samivel, quite right. Put it down a “we,” my Lord, put it down a “we.”’
    • 1914 Jack London, The Strength of the Strong/Samuel:
      I went down the dark road between the hawthorn hedges puzzling over the why of like, repeating SAMUEL to myself and aloud and listening to the rolling wonder in its sound that had charmed her soul and led her life in tragic places. SAMUEL! There was a rolling wonder in the sound. Aye, there was!
  2. One of two books of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
    Synonym: (abbreviation) Sam.
  3. The primary author and central character of the first book of Samuel.
  4. A surname.

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Catalan[edit]

Catalan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ca

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel
  2. (religion) Samuel

Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel c

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel (a Biblical figure; one of two books of the Bible)
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Samūēl, from Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Biblical Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל(šəmûʾēl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑmuel/, [ˈs̠ɑmue̞l]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmuel
  • Syllabification(key): Sa‧mu‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Samuel (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Samuel Samuelit
genitive Samuelin Samuelien
partitive Samuelia Samueleja
illative Samueliin Samueleihin
singular plural
nominative Samuel Samuelit
accusative nom. Samuel Samuelit
gen. Samuelin
genitive Samuelin Samuelien
partitive Samuelia Samueleja
inessive Samuelissa Samueleissa
elative Samuelista Samueleista
illative Samueliin Samueleihin
adessive Samuelilla Samueleilla
ablative Samuelilta Samueleilta
allative Samuelille Samueleille
essive Samuelina Samueleina
translative Samueliksi Samueleiksi
instructive Samuelein
abessive Samuelitta Samueleitta
comitative Samueleineen
Possessive forms of Samuel (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Samuelini Samuelimme
2nd person Samuelisi Samuelinne
3rd person Samuelinsa

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Biblical Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Related terms[edit]

  • Sämi in eastern Switzerland

Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia la

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל(šəmūʾḗl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samūēl m (indeclinable)

  1. Samuel

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Samuel, from Ancient Greek Σαμουήλ (Samouḗl), from Biblical Hebrew שְׁמוּאֵל‎(šəmūʾḗl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saˈmu.ɛl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uɛl
  • Syllabification: Sa‧mu‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m pers

  1. (biblical) Samuel (Biblical character)
  2. a male given name, equivalent to English Samuel

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Samuel in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Samuel in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /sa.muˈɛw/ [sa.mʊˈɛʊ̯], (faster pronunciation) /saˈmwɛw/ [saˈmwɛʊ̯]

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɛl, (Brazil) -ɛw
  • Hyphenation: Sa‧mu‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel (male given name)
  2. (biblical) Samuel (one of two books of the Bible)
  3. (biblical) Samuel (a leader of ancient Israel)

Slovak[edit]

Slovak Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sk

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m (genitive singular Samuela, nominative plural Samuelovia, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel
  2. a surname
  3. (biblical) Samuel (one of two books of the Bible)
  4. (biblical) Samuel (a leader of ancient Israel)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Samuel in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saˈmwel/, [saˈmwel]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel m

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Biblical Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

Proper noun[edit]

Samuel c (genitive Samuels)

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Samuel

Derived terms[edit]

(patronyms): Samuelsdotter (Samuel’s daughter, daughter of Samuel), Samuelsson (Samuel’s son, son of Samuel)


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish Samuel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Sam‧u‧el
  • IPA(key): /samˈwel/, [sɐmˈwel]

Proper noun[edit]

Samuél

  1. (biblical) Samuel
  2. a male given name from Spanish