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Hephzibah

[hef-zuh-buh, -suh-]
noun
  1. the wife of Hezekiah and the mother of Manasseh. II Kings 21:1.
  2. a name applied to Jerusalem, possibly as denoting its prophesied restoration to the Jews after the Captivity. Isa. 62:4.Compare Beulah(def 1).
  3. Also Hep·si·ba [hep-suh-buh] /ˈhɛp sə bə/. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for hephzibah

Historical Examples of hephzibah

  • Hephzibah, for whom my boat is named, met us at the back door.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Hephzibah went out sailing with me last October and caught cold.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Hephzibah laughed and said she guessed that was so, she hadn't thought of it in that way.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The only mail matter in our box was a letter addressed to Hephzibah.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • She is Miss Hephzibah Cahoon, your—your mother's half-sister.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln


Word Origin and History for hephzibah

Hephzibah

fem. proper name, biblical, from Hebrew Hephtzibah, literally "my delight is in her," from hephtzi "my delight" (from haphetz "to delight, to desire") + bah "in her."

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