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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8297 - שָׂרַי
Sarai = “princess”
1) original name of Sarah the wife of Abram or Abraham
שָׂרַי (“my princes?” “nobility,” i.q. שָׂרֶה?), [Sarai], pr.n. of the wife of Abraham, for which, however, afterwards (Genesis 17:15), another name שָׂרָה (princess) was substituted. The LXX. write the former name Σάρα (in the manner of the Arabs, pronouncing ־ַי a; comp, סִינַי Σινᾶ); the latter Σάῤῥα; because, in fact, שָׂרָה is for שַׂרָּה. But see what has been said about this two-fold name (of which the former is obscure), by Conr. Iken, in Dissertt. Philol. Theol., p. 17, seqq.; J. D. Michaëlis, Orient. Bibl. IX. p. 188; Stange, Theol. Symmikta, I. p. 48, seqq.
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