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Scriptsמָרְדֳּכַי Hebrew
PronouncedPron.MAWR-də-kie English

Meaning & History

Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
VariantMordechai Hebrew
Other Languages & CulturesMordokhay Biblical Hebrew Mordikai English Motel, Motke Yiddish


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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute