Esther

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From Ancient Greek Ἐσθήρ (Esthḗr), from Biblical Hebrewאֶסְתֵּר(ʾestēr). Has been connected to Old Persian 𐎠𐎿𐎫𐎼 (a-s-t-r /⁠star-⁠/, star) (whence Middle Persian𐭮𐭲𐭫(stl /⁠star⁠/, star), ⁧𐭮𐭲𐭠𐭫𐭪(stʾlk /⁠stārag⁠/, star), Persianستاره(setâre, star), Northern Kurdish estêre), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr (if so, a distant doublet of star); or else to Akkadian 𒀭𒈹 (Ištar, Ishtar) (Hebrewעִשְׁתָּר(ʿištār)).

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Esther

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  1. A female given name from Persian.
  2. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. The heroine of the Book of Esther.

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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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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἐσθήρ (Esthḗr), from Biblical Hebrewאֶסְתֵּר⁩.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɛs.tər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Es‧ther

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Esther f

  1. (biblical) the Book of Esther
  2. (biblical) Esther, the main character of the Book of Esther
  3. a female given name

French[edit]

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Esther f

  1. (Biblical characters) Esther
  2. (Books of the Bible) the book of Esther
  3. a female given name, equivalent to English Esther

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Esther

  1. Esther (biblical character)
  2. the book of Esther
  3. a female given name, a popular spelling variant of Ester

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Biblical Hebrewאֶסְתֵּר(ʾestēr) (possibly via Ancient Greek Ἐσθήρ (Esthḗr)), from Old Persian 𐎠𐎿𐎫𐎼 (a-s-t-r /⁠star-⁠/, star) or from ⁧עִשְׁתָּר(ʿištār, Ishtar). Compare Middle Persian [script needed] (stl /⁠star⁠/, star), [script needed] (stʾlk' /⁠stārag⁠/, star), Modern Persianستاره(setâre, star).

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Esthēr f (indeclinable) or Esther f sg (genitive Esthēris); third declension

  1. Esther

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Indeclinable noun or third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Esthēr
Esther
Genitive Esthēr
Esthēris
Dative Esthēr
Esthērī
Accusative Esthēr
Esthērem
Ablative Esthēr
Esthēre
Vocative Esthēr
Esther

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Norwegian[edit]

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Esther

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

Portuguese[edit]

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Esther f

  1. a female given name, variant of Ester

Spanish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /esˈteɾ/ [esˈt̪eɾ]
  • Rhymes: -eɾ
  • Syllabification: Es‧ther

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Esther f

  1. Esther
  2. a female given name, equivalent to English Esther

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Esther m

  1. the book of Esther