אבגתא

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Old Persian 𐎲𐎥 (baga, god) +‎ 𐎭𐎭𐎠𐎬 (dātā, given), thus literally "given by god"

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

אֲבַגְתָא (aḇagṯām

  1. Abagtha, a eunuch of Xerxes.
    • Esther 1:11, with translation of the New International Version:
      בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי כְּטוֹב לֵב־הַמֶּלֶךְ בַּיָּיִן אָמַר לִמְהוּמָן בִּזְּתָא חַרְבוֹנָא בִּגְתָא וַאֲבַגְתָא זֵתַר וְכַרְכַּס שִׁבְעַת הַסָּרִיסִים הַמְשָׁרְתִים אֶת־פְּנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ׃‎
      On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits from wine, he commanded the seven eunuchs who served him—Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Karkas—

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