- the father-in-law of Moses. Ex. 3:1.
- a male given name.
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Jethro was a little older than she, the son of a minister in a neighboring town.
And now the place had been sold, and Jethro was coming in a month.
"But somebody'd have to keep it," said Jethro good-naturedly, smiling on her.
"I guess I never dreamt how you lived, Jethro," she said gently.
Jethro looked at her doubtfully, and then, as she smiled at him, he smiled also.
- Old Testament a Midianite priest, the father-in-law of Moses (Exodus 3:1; 4:18)
Word Origin and History for 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."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper