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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a son of Jacob and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Eighth son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Zilpah.
  • proper n. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Asher.
  • proper n. A male given name
  • proper n. A female given name

Etymologies

Old Testament Hebrew אָשֵׁר (asher), a son of Jacob. (Wiktionary)

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