Hannah


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Hannah,

in the Bible, Samuel's mother. Her song is recalled in the MagnificatMagnificat
[Lat.,=magnifies], song of the Virgin Mary, beginning "Magnificat anima mea Dominum" [my soul doth magnify the Lord], from Luke 1.46–55. It is the daily vesper hymn of the Roman Catholic Church and is usually sung at evening prayer in the Church of England.
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. The names Anna and Ann are variants of Hannah.

Hannah

jubilantly thankful to God for giving son.

Hannah

Old Testament the woman who gave birth to Samuel (I Samuel 1--2)
References in classic literature ?
Ye must know, friends, that Hannah and I, being wedded the last week, have taken up the search of the Great Carbuncle, because we shall need its light in the long winter evenings; and it will be such a pretty thing to show the neighbors when they visit us.
But Matthew and Hannah, after their calm rest, were as light as two young deer, and merely stopped to say their prayers and wash themselves in a cold pool of the Amonoosuck, and then to taste a morsel of food, ere they turned their faces to the mountain-side.
The sun cannot be yonder," said Hannah, with despondence.
It is the Seeker,' whispered Hannah, convulsively grasping her husband's arm.
Matthew,' said Hannah, clinging to him, 'let us go hence
She was born the day father died Aunt Miranda wanted Hannah to come to Riverboro instead of me, but mother couldn't spare her; she takes hold of housework better than I do, Hannah does.
My mother's name is Aurelia Randall; our names are Hannah Lucy Randall, Rebecca Rowena Randall, John Halifax Randall, Jenny Lind Randall, Marquis Randall, Fanny Ellsler Randall, and Miranda Randall.
There might be ogres and giants under the stairs, --but, as I tell Hannah, there MIGHT be elves and fairies and enchanted frogs
It's a year and more that Hannah Cox has been about the village with some story about two lights on a stormy night.
Without any haste but with amazing strength, Hannah Cox leaned over, and, with her arms around his middle, lifted him sheer up into the air.
Hannah washed and ironed them for me, and I marked them all myself," said Beth, looking proudly at the somewhat uneven letters which had cost her such labor.
Hannah, who had carried wood, made a fire, and stopped up the broken panes with old hats and her own cloak.