Esther

[opera] Esther is an American opera in 3 acts composed by Hugo Weisgall, with a libretto by Charles Kondek. Esther was premiered by the New York City Opera in October 1993. The opera is about Esther’s struggle as she becomes the queen of Persia, and her heroic triumph over the evil Prime Minister Haman and his plot of exterminating the Je...
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Esther

[given name] Esther is a feminine given name. It may derive from the Old Persian stāra (NPer. ستاره - setāra, meaning `star`) or - more likely - from the name of the Babylonian goddess of love, Ištar (cf. Mordecai Marduk). It was adopted as an English name in the 17th Century. The Biblical Queen Esther is associated with the Hebrew ...
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Esther

[n] - (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen 2. [n] - a book of the Old Testament that tells how Esther saved her people from massacre
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Esther

In the Old Testament, the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), who prevented the extermination of her people by the king's vizier Haman. Their deliverance is celebrated in the Jewish...
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Esther

Book of Esther noun an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
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Esther

(from the article `Purim`) When word of the planned massacre reached Esther, beloved Jewish queen of Ahasuerus and adopted daughter of Mordecai, she risked her life by going ... ...vizier and favourite of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I; reigned 486–465 ), determined by lot that the 13th of Adar was the day on which the Jews living ... ...
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Esther

(from the article `Adams, Henry`) ...In this work he explored the dilemma of governing an egalitarian society in a political world in which the predominant tendency was to aggrandize ...
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Esther

(from the article `Racine, Jean`) In response to requests from Louis XIV`s consort Madame de Maintenon, Racine returned to the theatre to write two religious plays for the convent ... ...the Maison Royale de Saint-Louis (known simply as Saint-Cyr), an institution for the education of impoverished young women of the nobility (1686). ... ...
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Esther

Esther (es'tur) , book of the Bible. It is the tale of the beautiful Jewish woman Esther [Heb.,= Hadassah], who is chosen as queen by the Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I or II) after he has repudiated his previous wife, Vashti. It tells how the wicked courtier Haman attempted to bring about the...
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Esther

In the Old Testament, the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes I), who prevented the extermination of her people by the king's vizier Haman. Their deliverance is celebrated in the Jewish festival of Purim. Her story is told in the Old Testament book of Esther
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Esther

[drama] Esther is a play in three acts written in 1689 by the French dramatist, Jean Racine. It premiered on January 26, 1689, performed by the pupils of the Maison royale de Saint-Louis, an educational institute for young girls of noble birth. The subject is taken from the biblical Book of Esther. Esther remains one of Racine`s lesser know...
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Esther

[Millais painting] Esther (1865) is a painting by John Everett Millais depicting the central character from the Biblical Book of Esther. It is from Millais`s Aesthetic phase, when he was influenced by the work of Frederic Leighton and James McNeill Whistler. The painting depicts Esther, the Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus, as she ...
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Esther

[Handel] Esther (HWV 50) is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel. It is generally acknowledged to be the first English oratorio. Handel set a libretto after the Old Testament drama by Jean Racine. The work was originally composed in 1718, but was heavily revised into a full oratorio in 1732. ==Masque (1718, revised 1720)== Esther began in ...
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Esther

[car] Esther is a Lotus 7 type car made in Ugglerum, Sweden. The company was founded by Lars Svensson and Magnus Haferbier in 1987. They started off with a shingle wood board jig which had been used for earlier Lotus 7 copies in the Kalmar area. However new ideas came and the first chassis was sold unfinished and a new design was made, this...
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Esther

Esther (ər; {Hebrew Name|אֶסְתֵּר|Ester|ʼEstēr}), born Hadassah, is the eponymous heroine of the Biblical Book of Esther. According to the Bible, she was a Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus. Ahasuerus is traditionally identified with Xerxes I during the time of the Achaemenid empire. Her story is the basis for the celebration o...
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Esther

A timid Jewish girl who becomes the queen of Persia. Esther boldly and cunningly persuades the king of Persia to remove his edict calling for the death of the exiled Jews.
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Esther

Esther is a Persian name for girls. The meaning is `star-like, love` The name Esther is most commonly given to Flemish girls. (3 times more often than to American girls.) What do they use in other countries? Aston Essa Aster Stella (English) The name sounds like: Astera, Astrea, Estrid, Astryr, Wister See also: Easter, Estelle, Hadassah, Starla, As...
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Esther

One of the heroes of the story of Purim.
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Esther

The red grape variety is an interspecific new breeding between Eger 2 ( Villard Blanc ) x Magaracsi Esemege. Synonyms are Eszter and Royal Esther. They are genes of Vitis berlandieri. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The intersection of hybrid took place in 1969 in Hungary by the breeder Sandor Szegedi. She is resistant to frost and fung...
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