Mordecai

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

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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Mordecai1
/ (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)

Mordecai2
/ (ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ, ˈmɔːdəˌkaɪ) /

noun

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