adjective Etymology: Samson Date: circa 1623 of heroic strength or proportions ; mighty

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Samsonian — See Samson2. * * * …   Universalium

  • samsonian — sam·so·ni·an …   English syllables

  • samsonian — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Samson — Samsonian /sam soh nee euhn/, adj. /sam seuhn/, n. 1. a judge of Israel famous for his great strength. Judges 13 16. 2. any man of extraordinary physical strength. 3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning like the sun. * * * Israelite… …   Universalium

  • List of eponymous adjectives in English — An eponymous adjective is an adjective which has been derived from the name of a person, real or fictional. Persons from whose name the adjectives have been derived are called eponyms.Following is a list of eponymous adjectives in English. A… …   Wikipedia

  • samsonic — adjective see samsonian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sam|so|ni|an — «sam SOH nee uhn», adjective. of, having to do with, or resembling Samson; showing great strength: »[He] gave a faintly Samsonian performance, for one had the odd impression that some of his prodigious strength left him after a capital loss… …   Useful english dictionary

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