Jesse

noun
Jes·​se | \ ˈje-sē How to pronounce Jesse (audio) \

Definition of Jesse

: the father of David, king of Israel, according to the account in I Samuel

First Known Use of Jesse

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jesse

Hebrew Yishay

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“Jesse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jesse. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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