Rachel

Pronunciations

Rachel (RAY-tshl) listen
Rachel (rah-KHEL) listen

Definitions

Example Sentences

  • "The seven years that Jacob worked for Laban seemed to him like only a few days, so great was his love for Rachel." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • רָחֵל 'lit. ewe'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

  • "[Rachel was] the woman [Jacob] truly loved and worked seven years to marry after being tricked into marrying her sister, Leah." (JPS)

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