[ ath-uh-lahy-uh ]
/ ˌæθ əˈlaɪ ə /
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a daughter of Ahab and Jezebel and usurper of the throne of Judah, reigned 842–837 b.c. 2 Kings 11:1–3.
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Origin of Athaliah
From Hebrew ʿăthalyāh, perhaps “God is exalted”
Words nearby Athaliah
Athabasca, Athabascan, Athabaska, Athabaskan, at half-mast, Athaliah, Athamas, athame, athanasia, Athanasian, Athanasian Creed
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How to use Athaliah in a sentence
The story of Athaliah supplied Racine with the plot of one of his most famous tragedies.
If a tyrannous and ungodly Queen reign, godly persons “have example and consolation in the case of Athaliah.”John Knox and the Reformation|Andrew Lang
He married Athaliah the daughter of Ahab, and thus was brother-in-law of 1.
Athaliah, whose name 131 gives its title to the tragedy, was daughter to the wicked king, Ahab.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
Athaliah, however, shed the blood of her own relations, and did not hesitate to destroy the family of her husband and her son.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz