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Mordecai

[ mawr-di-kahy, mawr-di-key-ahy ]
/ ˈmɔr dɪˌkaɪ, ˌmɔr dɪˈkeɪ aɪ /
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noun

the cousin and guardian of Esther who delivered the Jews from the destruction planned by Haman. Esther 2–8.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for mordecai (1 of 2)

Mordecai

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/ (ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ, ˈmɔːdəˌkaɪ) /

noun

Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)

British Dictionary definitions for mordecai (2 of 2)

Mordecai

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/ (ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ, ˈmɔːdəˌkaɪ) /

noun

Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)
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Word Origin and History for mordecai

Mordecai


masc. proper name, biblical cousin of Esther, from Hebrew Mordekhay, from Akkad. Marduk, chief god of the city of Babylon.

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