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.
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- proper n. Younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.
- proper n. A female given name .
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- n. (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
Hebrew rāḥēl, ewe; see lḫr in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew רָחֵל, "ewe" (Wiktionary)