Jesse

[ jes-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛs i /
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noun

the father of David. I Sam. 16.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God exists.”
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Jesse

/ (ˈdʒɛsɪ) /

noun

Old Testament the father of David (I Samuel 16)
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Word Origin and History for jesse

Jesse


masc. proper name, biblical father of David, from Latin, from Greek Iessai, from Hebrew Yishay, of unknown origin.

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