Definition of Daniel in English:

Daniel

Pronunciation /ˈdanyəl/ /ˈdænjəl/

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proper noun

  • 1A Hebrew prophet (6th century BC), who spent his life as a captive at the court of Babylon. In the biblical account, he interpreted the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar and was delivered by God from the lions' den into which he had been thrown as the result of a trick; in the apocryphal book of Susanna he is portrayed as a wise judge.

    1. 1.1A book of the Bible containing Daniel's prophecies. It was probably written at the outbreak of persecution of the Jews under Seleucid rule c.167 BC.