Saul

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See also: Saül, Saúl, and saul

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew שָׁאוּל(shaúl, asked for). Doublet of Silas.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /sɔːl/
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Proper noun[edit]

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Saul

  1. (Christianity, Judaism) The first king of Israel in the Old Testament.
  2. (Christianity) The Hebrew name of Apostle Paul in the New Testament.
  3. A male given name from Hebrew.
    • 2000, Peter Abrahams, Crying Wolf, Ballantine Books →ISBN
      “You got an uncle named Saul?” “I never mentioned him?” “What are you saying —you got some Jewish guy for an uncle?” “He's not Jewish. It's just a name they have back in the old country.”

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew שָׁאוּל(shaúl, asked for).

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsa.uːl/, [ˈs̠äuːɫ̪]

Proper noun[edit]

Saūl m sg (variously declined, genitive Saūl or Saūlis); indeclinable, third declension

  1. Saul, the first king of Israel

Declension[edit]

Indeclinable noun or third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Saūl
Genitive Saūl
Saūlis
Dative Saūl
Saūlī
Accusative Saūl
Saūlem
Ablative Saūl
Saūle
Vocative Saūl

References[edit]

  • Saul in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Saul in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Saūl, from Koine Greek Σαούλ (Saoúl), from Biblical Hebrew שָׁאוּל(šāʾûl).

Proper noun[edit]

Saul m

  1. Saul (first king of Israel)
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 30a3
      Amal nád n-airigther ⁊ nád fintar a ndu·gníther hi suidi, sic ba in fortgidiu ⁊ ba hi temul du·gníth Saul cona muntair intleda ⁊ erelca fri Dauid.
      As what is done in this is not perceived and discovered, so it was covertly and it was in darkness that Saul with his people was making snares and ambushes against David.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /saˈuw/, [saˈuʊ̯]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /sɐˈul/, [sɐˈuɫ]

Proper noun[edit]

Saul m

  1. (biblical) Saul (first king of Israel)