An engraving depicting a scene from the biblical story of Esther.
- a feminine name: var. Hester
- the Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus: she saved her people from slaughter by Haman
- the Old Testament book telling her story: abbrev. Esth, Es, Est
Origin of EstherEcclesiastical Late Latin Esthera ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Esthēr ; from Classical Hebrew (language) ester, probably ; from Persian sitareh, star ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ster-, star
In the Bible, the Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from massacre.
Origin of EstherHebrew estēr, from Persian sitareh, star; see ster-3 in Indo-European roots, or Akkadian Ištar, Ishtar; see Ishtar.
See Table at Bible.
Origin of EstherAfter Esther1.