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Jesse

[jes-ee] /ˈdʒɛs i/
noun
1.
the father of David. I Sam. 16.
2.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God exists.”.
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Jesse

/ˈdʒɛsɪ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the father of David (I Samuel 16)
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masc. proper name, biblical father of David, from Latin, from Greek Iessai, from Hebrew Yishay, of unknown origin.

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