Re·​ho·​both | \ ˈrēəˌbōth, rə̇ˈhōbəth \
variants: or less commonly Reheboth \ ˈrēəˌbōth \
plural -s

Definition of Rehoboth

: a member of a community or company of peoples in southwestern Africa of mixed European and African origin

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History and Etymology for Rehoboth

probably after Rehoboth, site where Isaac dug a well for which the herdsmen of Abimelech did not fight and that he named (Genesis 26:22), from Hebrew Rĕḥōbhōth, literally, wide spaces

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“Rehoboth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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