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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.
..... Click the link for more information. . The names Anna and Ann are variants of Hannah.
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jubilantly thankful to God for giving son.
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Old Testament the woman who gave birth to Samuel (I Samuel 1--2)
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