Esau

noun
\ ˈē-(ˌ)sȯ How to pronounce Esau (audio) \

Definition of Esau

in the Bible : the elder son of Isaac and Rebekah who sold his birthright to his twin brother Jacob

First Known Use of Esau

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Esau

Latin, from Greek Ēsau, from Hebrew ʽĒsāw

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“Esau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Esau. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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