Rebecca

Rebecca

[ri-bek-uh]
noun
1.
a female given name: from a hebrew word meaning “binding.”
2.
Douay Bible. Rebekah.
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Rebecca (rɪˈbɛkə)
 
n
Old Testament Douay spelling: Rebekah the sister of Laban, who became the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob (Genesis 24--27)

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Rebecca
fem. proper name, biblical wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau, from L.L. Rebecca, from Gk. Rhebekka, from Heb. Ribhqeh, lit. "connection" (cf. ribhqah "team"), from Semitic base r-b-q "to tie, couple, join" (cf. Arabic rabaqa "he tied fast"). Rebekah, form of the name in Authorized Version, was
taken as the name of a society of women (founded 1851 in Indiana, U.S.) as a complement to the Odd Fellows.
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