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Mordecai

[mawr-di-kahy, mawr-di-key-ahy]
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  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

noun
  1. Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)
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Mordecai2

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

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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