Esther

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἐσθήρ (Esthḗr), from Biblical Hebrew אֶסְתֵּר (ʾestēr). Has been connected to Old Persian 𐎠𐎿𐎫𐎼 (star-, star)Middle Persian stl (star, star), stʾlk' (stārag, star), Persian ستاره (setâre, star) — and עִשְׁתָּר (ʿištār, Ishtar).

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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.
    • :
      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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Esther

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

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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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Norwegian[edit]

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Esther

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

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Esther f

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

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Esther (m)

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

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