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

  • In the Bible, the second wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.
  • proper n. A female given name .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin

Etymologies

Hebrew rāḥēl, ewe; see lḫr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew רָחֵל, "ewe" (Wiktionary)

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