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Esther Explained

esther at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['estə]

Esther at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

fem. proper name, in O.T., wife of the Pers. king Ahasuerus, from Heb. Ester, from Pers. sitareh "star," related to Avestan star- (see star). ///

Esther at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Old Testament heroine, central figure in the Book of Esther. She was a beautiful Jewish woman, the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes I). She and her cousin Mordecai persuaded the king to cancel an order for the extermination of Jews in his realm, plotted by the king's chief minister, Haman. Instead, Haman was hanged on the gallows he had built for Mordecai, and the Jews were given permission to destroy their enemies. The Jewish festival of Purim celebrates this event. The Book of Esther was probably written in the 2nd cent. BC.

Esther at English => English (hitchcock) Of Explained:

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Esther at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

igor, stringency, austerity, inclemency, pitilessness, absolutism, despotism, dictatorship, autocracy, tyranny, domineering, oppression, iron rule, brute force, brute strength, coercion.[N] (a): imbecility, brutishness, brute force, instinct, brute instinct, conditioned response, Pavlovian response, mimicry, aping, imbecility, idiocy.[N] (Severity): severity, strictness, harshness, rigor, stringency, austerity, inclemency, pitilessness, absolutism, despotism, dictatorship, autocracy, tyranny, domineering, oppression, iron rule, brute force, brute strength, coercion.[N] (a): imbecility, brutishness, brute force, instinct, brute instinct, conditioned response, Pavlovian response, mimicry, aping, imbecility, idiocy.[ADJ] (Vaporization): volatilized, volatile, vaporizable, bubbly, effervescent, boiling.[N] (Thief): thief, robber, pilferer, plagiarist, pillager, brigand, bandit, thug, pirate, corsair, buccaneer, smuggler, poacher, abductor.[N] (Stealing): stealing, theft, thievery, plagiarism, spoliation, plunder, pillage, sack, rape, blackmail, piracy, buccaneering, abduction, kidnapping, burglary, housebreaking, robbery, highway robbery, poaching.[V] (Leap): leap, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, caper, trip, skip, dance, buck, bob, bounce.[V] (Junction): {Ways to fasten}: tie, pinion, string, strap, sew, lace, tat, stitch, tack, knit, button, buckle, hitch, lash, truss, bandage, braid, splice, swathe, gird, tether, moor, picket, harness, chain, fetter, restrain, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, wed, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail.

[N] (Connection): {Connecting media}: pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, pawl, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, latch, bolt, hook, lock, padlo

Esther at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Esther
n 1: (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of
Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre
all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as
the feast of Purim)
2: an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who
became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
[syn: {Book of Esther}]

Esther at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Either from Inter: etyl » peo|en star- ("star"), or from Inter: etyl » he|en Inter: term » עשתר||lang=he|tr=Ishtar|a Persian goddess. Compare Inter: etyl » pal|- Inter: term » |stl|tr=star||star, Inter: term » |stʾlk'|tr=stārag||star, New Persian Inter: term » ستاره|tr=setâre|lang=fa.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP Inter: enPR » ĕsʹtə, Inter: IPA » /ˈɛstə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"Est@/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » ĕsʹtər, Inter: IPA » /ˈɛstɚ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"Est@`/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛstə(r)
  • Inter: homophones » ester

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n

  • Inter: book of the Bible » Book of Esther
  • Inter: given name » female|from=Persian|.
    1. Inter: biblica » l A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
    2. Inter: biblical characte » r The heroine of the Book of Esther.
    3. Inter: RQ:Authorized Version » Esther|2|7:
    4. : 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.

      Related terms

      * Essie, Hester, Hettie, Hetty

  • Vanessa

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » book of the Bible
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Ester
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Ester
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|Ester
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Ester
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Esther
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ester
  • Hawaiian: Inter: tø » haw|ʻEsetera
  • Hebrew: אֶסְתֵּר (ester)
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Eszter

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: エステル記 (esuteru ki)
    • Maltese: Ktieb Ester
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|Ester
    • Persian: Inter: t » fa|استر|tr=Ester|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|Księga Estery|f
    • Slovene: Estera
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Esther, Inter: t+ » es|Ester
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|Esta
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Ester


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » female given name
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|Ester|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Esther
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|Ester
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Esteri
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Esther
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Esther
    • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|Eersta
    • Hawaiian: Inter: tø » haw|ʻEkekela
    • Hebrew: אֶסְתֵּר (ester)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Eszter
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|Estere|f
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|Ester
  • Persian: Inter: t » fa|استر|tr=Ester|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Estera|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Esther, Inter: t+ » es|Ester
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|Esta
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Ester

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * ethers, Hester, theres, there's, threes

    Danish

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » da|proper noun
  • Inter: given name » female|lang=da, a popular spelling variant of Ester.

  • French

    Proper noun

    Inter: fr-proper nou » n
  • Inter: biblical character » lang=fr Esther.
    1. Inter: given name » female|lang=fr.

      Anagrams

      * hêtres


    Category: Category:fr:Books of the Bible -

    German

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » de|proper noun
  • Inter: given name » female|lang=de, a popular spelling variant of Ester.

  • Norwegian

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » no|proper noun
  • Inter: given name » female|lang=no, a less common spelling of Ester.

  • Spanish

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » es|proper noun|m
  • Inter: biblical character » lang=es Esther.
    1. Inter: given name » female|lang=es.

      Synonyms

      * Ester


    Category: Category:es:Books of the Bible -
    Translation: de » Esther
    Translation: et » Esther
    Translation: el » Esther
    Translation: es » Esther
    Translation: fr » Esther
    Translation: is » Esther
    Translation: li » Esther
    Translation: hu » Esther
    Translation: no » Esther
    Translation: pl » Esther
    Translation: ru » Esther
    Translation: sr » Esther
    Translation: th » Esther
    Translation: zh » Esther