Definition of

Rebecca

  1. (noun, person) (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau

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Synonyms of Rebecca

rebekah

Origin of the word Rebecca

  1. 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… more

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