Esther meaning

ĕstər
In the Bible, the Jewish queen of Persia who saved her people from massacre.
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The heroine of the Book of Esther.
pronoun
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A female given name.
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A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
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(name, person, proper) A feminine name: var. Hester.
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Origin of esther

  • Hebrew estēr from Persian sitareh star ster-3 in Indo-European roots or Akkadian Ištar Ishtar Ishtar

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Esther

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Either from Old Persian [script?] (star-, “star”), or from Hebrew עשתר (Ishtar, “a Persian goddess”). Compare Middle Persian stl (star), stʾlk' (stārag), New Persian ستاره (setâre).

    From Wiktionary