Esther


Esther
Esther f
Biblical: name borne in the Bible by a Jewish captive who became the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus. According to the book of the Bible that bears her name, she managed, by her perception and persuasion, to save large numbers of the Jews from the evil machinations of the royal counsellor Haman. Her Hebrew name was Hadassah ‘myrtle’, and the form Esther is said to be a Persian translation of this, although others derive it from Persian stara star. It may also be a Hebrew form of the name of the Persian goddess Ishtar.
Cognates: Scandinavian and E. European: Ester. Hungarian: Eszter. Irish Gaelic: Eistir.

First names dictionary. 2012.

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  • ESTHER — (Heb. אֶסְתֵּר), daughter of Abihail, an exile at susa , and heroine of the Book of Esther. The name Esther is probably from Old Persian star (well attested in the later Persian dialects), with the same meaning as English star. She is once called …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Esther — • Queen of Persia and wife of Assuerus, who is identified with Xerxes (485 465 B.C.) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Esther     Esther      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Esther — oder Ester ist ein weiblicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Bedeutung und Herkunft 2 Feiertag 3 Abwandlungen 4 Bekannte Namensträgerinnen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ESTHER — (pseudonym of Malkah Lifschitz, whose names by marriage were Frumkin and Wichmann; 1880–1943), communist leader, writer, and educator, born in Minsk; one of the most original women in the Jewish labor movement. She acquired a wide Jewish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Esther — 1 Esther 2 Esther 3 Esther 4 Esther 5 Esther 6 Esther 7 Esther 8 Esther 9 Esther 10 …   The King James version of the Bible

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  • Esther — personnage biblique. Juive de la tribu de Benjamin, née à Babylone pendant la Captivité, elle épousa le roi de Perse Assuérus et sauva les Juifs, que le ministre du roi voulait faire massacrer. Le Livre d Esther, un des livres de la Bible, fut… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Esther — Esther, Ester persischer Ursprung, Bedeutung: Stern; babylonischer Ursprung, Bedeutung angelehnt an die Göttin Ishtar. In Deutschland gleichbleibend beliebt. Bekannt durch das Buch Esther des Alten Testaments …   Deutsch namen

  • Esther — fem. proper name, in O.T., wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus, from Gk. Esther, from Heb. Ester, from Pers. sitareh star, related to Avestan star (see STAR (Cf. star)) …   Etymology dictionary


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