the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. Gen. 17:15–22.
a female given name.

Origin of Sarah

Hebrew śārāh princess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Old Testament the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac (Genesis 17:15–22)
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Word Origin and History for sarah


fem. proper name, Biblical wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac, from Hebrew, literally "princess," from sarah, fem. of sar "prince," from sarar "he ruled," related to Akkad. sharratu "queen." Popular as a name for girls born in U.S. in 1870s and 1978-2000.

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