Esther

noun
Es·​ther | \ ˈe-stər How to pronounce Esther (audio) \

Definition of Esther

1 : the Jewish heroine of the Old Testament book of Esther
2 : a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Esther

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Esther

Latin, from Hebrew Estēr

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“Esther.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Esther. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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