- a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “binding.”
- Douay Bible. Rebekah.
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Contemporary Examples of rebecca
Those performances were the reason, Hitch said, he was less satisfied with Secret Agent than with Rebecca.
He came at David O. Selznick's urging, and together they made Rebecca, Spellbound, and The Paradine Case.
On October 17, Rebecca More embarked on a cross-country tour of Britain.The X Factor of Sex Invades Britain: Rebecca More’s ‘Sex Tour’ Enrages UK Politicians
October 20, 2014
So will letting Rebecca and Rhonda get hitched paralyze republican governance in the United States in some similar way?The Right Wing Screams for the Wambulance Over Gay Marriage Ruling
October 13, 2014
My wife (Rebecca Olson Gupta) said, ‘I get it, you need to be here.’Sanjay Gupta, on the Ebola Front Lines
August 4, 2014
Historical Examples of rebecca
I felt an awe come upon me, and Rebecca's countenance was troubled.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
We had long since ceased to think of Mammy Becky—she was never Rebecca—as property.Southern Lights and Shadows
But the vine characters condemn Rebecca for any but the amateur.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
I'd rather you'd give me that privilege with yourself, charming Rebecca.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
"I pressed one of the roses from her coffin for you," Rebecca told him.The New Land
Elma Ehrlich Levinger
- Old Testament the sister of Laban, who became the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob (Genesis 24–27)Douay spelling: Rebekah
Word Origin and History for rebecca
fem. proper name, biblical wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau, from Late Latin Rebecca, from Greek Rhebekka, from Hebrew Ribhqeh, literally "connection" (cf. ribhqah "team"), from Semitic base r-b-q "to tie, couple, join" (cf. Arabic rabaqa "he tied fast"). Rebekah, the form of the name in Authorized Version, was taken as the name of a society of women (founded 1851 in Indiana, U.S.) as a complement to the Odd Fellows.