Rehoboth

noun

Re·​ho·​both
ˈrēəˌbōth,
rə̇ˈhōbəth
variants or less commonly Reheboth
ˈrēəˌbōth
plural -s
: a member of a community or company of peoples in southwestern Africa of mixed European and African origin

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rehoboth. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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