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[ih-liz-uh-buh th] /ɪˈlɪz ə bəθ/
the mother of John the Baptist. Luke 1:5–25.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Old Saillard would say, innocently, "Isn't she clever, that Elisabeth of mine?"

    Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
  • With great dignity, especially Karénin and Elisabeth Andréyevna.

    The Live Corpse Leo Tolstoy
  • Elisabeth spoke severely; she was always merciless upon anything in the shape of humbug or snobbery.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
  • It is the character given of Zacharias, and Elisabeth, and of Simeon.

  • Elisabeth gasped as Elisha might have gasped when Elijah's mantle fell upon him.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
British Dictionary definitions for Elisabeth


a variant spelling of Elizabeth (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Elisabeth in the Bible

God her oath, the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5). She was a descendant of Aaron. She and her husband Zacharias (q.v.) "were both righteous before God" (Luke 1:5, 13). Mary's visit to Elisabeth is described in 1:39-63.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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