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Mordecai

[mawr-di-kahy, mawr-di-key-ahy] /ˈmɔr dɪˌkaɪ, ˌmɔr dɪˈkeɪ aɪ/
noun
1.
the cousin and guardian of Esther who delivered the Jews from the destruction planned by Haman. Esther 2–8.
2.
a male given name.
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Mordecai1

/ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ; ˈmɔːdəˌkaɪ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)

Mordecai2

/ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ; ˈmɔːdəˌkaɪ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)
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Word Origin and History for Mordecai

masc. proper name, biblical cousin of Esther, from Hebrew Mordekhay, from Akkad. Marduk, chief god of the city of Babylon.

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