Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #07354 - רָחֵל
Rachel = “ewe”
1) daughter of Laban, wife of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
רָחֵל an unused root, perhaps of the same or similar meaning to רָחַם to cherish. Secondary and denom. is the Arab. رخل Conj. V. to possess lambs. [In Thes. this is compared with رَحَلَ to wander, to journey, especially with camels.]
(1) a ewe, Genesis 31:38, 32:15 hence any sheep, Isaiah 53:7; Song of Solomon 6:6. (Arab. رَخِلُ, رِخْلُ a female lamb.)
(2) [Rachel, Rahel], pr.n. of the wife of Jacob, Genesis 29:6; Jeremiah 31:15.
the Third Week after Epiphany