Esther

noun

Es·​ther ˈe-stər How to pronounce Esther (audio)
1
: the Jewish heroine of the Old Testament book of Esther
2
: a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Hebrew Estēr

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Esther was in the 14th century

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“Esther.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Esther. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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Esther

noun
Es·​ther ˈes-tər How to pronounce Esther (audio)
: a narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible

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