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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #0635 - אֶסְתֵּר

Word Origin
of Persian derivation
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Esther = “star”

1) the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther — daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin, made queen by king Ahasuerus to replace divorced queen, Vashti.

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (55) NAS (55) HCS (55)
Esther 45
Esther 45
Esther 55

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אֶסְתֵּר proper name, feminine Esther (Persian stâra, star) — daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of tribe of Benjamin; made queen in Vashti's place by Ahasuerus; her Jewish name הֲדַסָּת q. v. Esther 2:7,8,10,11,15 (twice in verse); Esther 2:16,17 47t. Esther.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֶסְתֵּר [Esther], Persia pr.n. given to a Jewish virgin, previously called Hadassah (הֲדַסָּה Esther 2:7), who was made by Xerxes, his wife and queen of Persia. The etymology is rightly given in the second Targ. on Esther 2:7 it is the Pers. ستاره sitareh, star; also fortune, felicity, Zend. stara, Sanscr. str, nom. stra, whence in the Western languages ἀστὴρ, aster, Stern, Engl. star. [“See Lassen, Ind. Biblioth. iii. 8, 18.”] This word is used by the Syrians to denote the planet Venus (see Bar Bahlûl, MS.), and we recognise the same Persic name in the Hebrew עַשְׁתֹּרֶת which see in its place. The name of Venus, and also of good fortune, was suitable enough for her, as thus chosen by the king.

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List of Word Forms
אֶסְתֵּ֑ר אֶסְתֵּ֔ר אֶסְתֵּ֖ר אֶסְתֵּ֗ר אֶסְתֵּ֛ר אֶסְתֵּ֜ר אֶסְתֵּ֣ר אֶסְתֵּ֤ר אֶסְתֵּ֥ר אֶסְתֵּ֨ר אֶסְתֵּֽר׃ אֶסְתֵּר֙ אסתר אסתר׃ וְאֶסְתֵּ֣ר ואסתר לְאֶסְתֵּ֔ר לְאֶסְתֵּ֗ר לְאֶסְתֵּ֜ר לְאֶסְתֵּ֣ר לְאֶסְתֵּר֙ לאסתר מֵֽאֶסְתֵּ֣ר מאסתר ’es·têr ’estêr esTer lə’estêr lə·’es·têr leesTer mê’estêr mê·’es·têr meesTer veesTer wə’estêr wə·’es·têr
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