Origin of Saul; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Saul (for 2, Saulus) ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Saoul (for 2, Saulos) ; from Classical Hebrew (language) shaul, literally , asked (i.e., of God) ; from shaal, to ask
- Alternative form of sal (the tree)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
From Hebrew ×©××•×œ (“asked for").