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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew rāḥēl, ewe; see rḫl in Semitic roots.]

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From Hebrew רָחֵל, "ewe"

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