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EtymologyEdit

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

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Esther

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

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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἐσθήρ (Esthḗr), from Biblical Hebrew אֶסְתֵּר‎.

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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

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Esther f

  1. Esther
  2. 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

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EtymologyEdit

From Biblical Hebrew אֶסְתֵּר(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 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 f

  1. a female given name, variant of Ester

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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