Bathsheba

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From Hebrew בַּת (bát, daughter [of]) +‎ שֶׁבַע (shéva, seven).

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Bathsheba

  1. In the Old Testament, the wife of Uriah and later of David. (biblical character)
  2. (uncommon) A female given name of biblical origin.
    • 1996, Martha Grimes, Hotel Paradise, in Headline (ISBN 0-7472-1538-3), page 172:
      'I was kinda sweet on her my own self. Sheba Otis, her name was then.' I was surprised. 'She married a Queen? Which one?' 'Can't say.' He sighed. 'Her name's Bathsheba, but she never liked that much.' He turned to look at me. 'That's one of them Bible names.'

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