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  • proper n. The mother of John the Baptist; called Elizabeth in some versions of the Bible.
  • proper n. A female given name, a less common form of Elizabeth in English.

Etymologies

The spelling of Elizabeth used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament. From the Greek Ἐλισάβετ (Elisabet), a transliteration of the Hebrew אלישבע ('Elisheva), meaning my God is an oath. (Wiktionary)

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