HyperDic: esther

English > 2 senses of the word Esther:
NOUNperson Esther(Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen
communicationEsther, Book of Estheran Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
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English > Esther: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(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).
CategoryOld TestamentThe collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
Instance ofJewessA woman who is a Jew
queenThe wife or widow of a king
SpanishEsther
CatalanEsther
English > Esther: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningAn Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre.
SynonymBook of Esther
Instance ofbookA major division of a long written composition
Part ofHagiographa, Ketubim, WritingsThe third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
Old TestamentThe collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
SpanishEster, Esther

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