Rachel

noun
Ra·chel | \ˈrā-chəl \

Definition of Rachel 

: a wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin

First Known Use of Rachel

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Rachel was in the 13th century

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