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  3  definitions  found 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Hannah,  ND  (city,  FIPS  35060) 
  Location:  48.97311  N,  98.69024  W 
  Population  (1990):  49  (49  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58239 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  favour,  grace,  one  of  the  wives  of  Elkanah  the  Levite,  and  the 
  mother  of  Samuel  (1  Sam.  1;  2).  Her  home  was  at 
  Ramathaim-zophim,  whence  she  was  wont  every  year  to  go  to 
  Shiloh,  where  the  tabernacle  had  been  pitched  by  Joshua,  to 
  attend  the  offering  of  sacrifices  there  according  to  the  law 
  (Ex.  23:15;  34:18;  Deut.  16:16),  probably  at  the  feast  of  the 
  Passover  (comp.  Ex  13:10).  On  occasion  of  one  of  these  yearly" 
  visits,  being  grieved  by  reason  of  Peninnah's  conduct  toward 
  her  she  went  forth  alone,  and  kneeling  before  the  Lord  at  the 
  sanctuary  she  prayed  inaudibly.  Eli  the  high  priest,  who  sat  at 
  the  entrance  to  the  holy  place  observed  her  and 
  misunderstanding  her  character  he  harshly  condemned  her  conduct 
  (1  Sam.  1:14-16).  After  hearing  her  explanation  he  retracted  his 
  injurious  charge  and  said  to  her  "Go  in  peace:  and  the  God  of 
  Israel  grant  thee  thy  petition."  Perhaps  the  story  of  the  wife 
  of  Manoah  was  not  unknown  to  her  Thereafter  Elkanah  and  his 
  family  retired  to  their  quiet  home,  and  there  before  another 
  Passover,  Hannah  gave  birth  to  a  son,  whom  in  grateful  memory 
  of  the  Lord's  goodness,  she  called  Samuel,  i.e.,  "heard  of  God." 
  After  the  child  was  weaned  (probably  in  his  third  year)  she 
  brought  him  to  Shiloh  into  the  house  of  the  Lord,  and  said  to 
  Eli  the  aged  priest,  "Oh  my  lord,  I  am  the  woman  that  stood  by 
  thee  here  praying  unto  the  Lord.  For  this  child  I  prayed;  and 
  the  Lord  hath  given  me  my  petition  which  I  asked  of  him: 
  therefore  I  also  have  granted  him  to  the  Lord;  as  long  as  he 
  liveth  he  is  granted  to  the  Lord"  (1  Sam.  1:27,  28,  R.V.).  Her 
  gladness  of  heart  then  found  vent  in  that  remarkable  prophetic 
  song  (2:1-10;  comp.  Luke  1:46-55)  which  contains  the  first 
  designation  of  the  Messiah  under  that  name  (1  Sam.  2:10, 
  Annointed"  =  "Messiah").  And  so  Samuel  and  his  parents  parted. 
  He  was  left  at  Shiloh  to  minister  "before  the  Lord."  And  each 
  year,  when  they  came  up  to  Shiloh,  Hannah  brought  to  her  absent 
  child  "a  little  coat"  (Heb.  meil,  a  term  used  to  denote  the 
  robe"  of  the  ephod  worn  by  the  high  priest,  Ex  28:31),  a 
  priestly  robe,  a  long  upper  tunic  (1  Chr.  15:27),  in  which  to 
  minister  in  the  tabernacle  (1  Sam.  2:19;  15:27;  Job  2:12).  "And 
  the  child  Samuel  grew  before  the  Lord."  After  Samuel,  Hannah  had 
  three  sons  and  two  daughters. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Hannah,  gracious;  merciful;  he  that  gives