Esther

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἐσθήρ ‎(Esthḗr), from Biblical Hebrew אֶסְתֵּר ‎(ʾestēr), from Old Persian [script needed] ‎(star-, star) or from עִשְׁתָּר ‎(ʿištār, Ishtar). Compare Middle Persian stl ‎(star, star), stʾlk' ‎(stārag, star), Modern Persian ستاره ‎(setâre, star).

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Esther

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  1. A female given name.
  2. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. The heroine of the Book of Esther.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Esther 2:7::
      And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father or mother, and the maiden was fair and beautiful.

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Danish[edit]

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Esther

  1. A female given name, a popular spelling variant of Ester.

Dutch[edit]

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Esther

  1. A female given name. Less common variants include Hester and very rarely Ester.

French[edit]

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Esther

  1. Esther
  2. the book of Esther
  3. A female given name.

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German[edit]

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Esther

  1. A female given name, a popular spelling variant of Ester.

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Etymology[edit]

From Biblical Hebrew אֶסְתֵּר ‎(ʾestēr) (possibly via Ancient Greek Ancient Greek Ἐσθήρ ‎(Esthḗr)), from Old Persian [script needed] ‎(star-, star) or from עִשְׁתָּר ‎(ʿištār, Ishtar). Compare Middle Persian stl ‎(star, star), stʾlk' ‎(stārag, star), Modern Persian ستاره ‎(setâre, star).

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Esthēr f ‎(indeclinable)

  1. Esther

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Esther

  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Ester.

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Esther ‎(m)

  1. Esther
  2. the book of Esther
  3. A female given name.

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