Jethro

[ jeth-roh ]
/ ˈdʒɛθ roʊ /
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noun

the father-in-law of Moses. Ex. 3:1.
a male given name.

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Jethro

/ (ˈdʒɛθrəʊ) /

noun

Old Testament a Midianite priest, the father-in-law of Moses (Exodus 3:1; 4:18)
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Word Origin and History for jethro

Jethro

masc. proper name, biblical father-in-law of Moses, from Hebrew Yithro, collateral form of Yether, literally "abundance," from base y-t-r "to be left over, to remain."

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