Samson
Samson Sam"son, n. An Israelite of Bible record (see --Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength. [1913 Webster]

{Samson post}. (a) (Naut.) A strong post resting on the keelson, and supporting a beam of the deck; also, a temporary or movable pillar carrying a leading block or pulley for various purposes. --Brande & C. (b) In deep-well boring, the post which supports the walking beam of the apparatus. [1913 Webster]


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  • SAMSON — (Heb. שִׁמְשׁוֹן; from shemesh, sun ), son of Manoah, a Danite living in Zorah, a judge in Israel. Samson s heroic exploits are recounted in Judges 13–16. His father was married to a woman who long remained childless. An angel of the Lord… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Samson — Samson, Shimshon (Hebrew: שמשון, Standard Šimšon Tiberian unicode|Šimšôn ; meaning of the sun – perhaps proclaiming he was radiant and mighty, or [One who] Serves [God] ) or Shamshoun شمشون (Arabic) is the third to last of the Judges of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Samson — • Most famous of the Judges of Israel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Samson     ♦ Samson      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Samson — Жанры хэви метал, хард рок Годы 1977 – 2002 Страна …   Википедия

  • Samson —    Samson s birth had been foretold by an angel to Manoah s wife, who had been barren for many years. The son was to be a Nazarite and thus had to take certain vows, the most important being not to cut his hair. Samson wedded a Philistine maiden …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Samson — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Samson Información personal Nacimiento 1977 Origen Inglaterra …   Wikipedia Español

  • SAMSON — (SAMSON XIIe s.) Héros biblique à la force redoutable dont les exploits sont rapportés dans le Livre des Juges. Issu de la tribu de Dan, Samson vit comme les siens, de façon précaire, dans une région de collines à la frontière de la riche plaine… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Samson — Sàmsōn m <G Samsóna> DEFINICIJA 1. v. 2. bibl. izraelski sudac slavan po velikoj snazi kojoj je, prema legendi, izvorište bilo u kosi; zavodi ga Filistejka Dalila, odreže mu kosu i Filistejci ga oslijepe; ipak ih je uspio kazniti srušivši… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Samson — Samson, AL U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 2071 Housing Units (2000): 1016 Land area (2000): 3.620157 sq. miles (9.376162 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.005709 sq. miles (0.014787 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.625866 sq. miles (9.390949 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Samson — m English form of a biblical name (Hebrew Shimshon, probably derived from shemesh sun) borne by a Jewish champion and judge famous for his prodigious strength. He was betrayed by his mistress, Delilah, and enslaved and blinded by the Philistines; …   First names dictionary

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