Etymology
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Rachel

fem. proper name, biblical daughter of Laban and wife of Jacob, from Late Latin, from Greek Rhakhel, from Hebrew (Semitic) Rahel, literally "ewe" (compare Arabic rahil, Aramaic rahla, Akkadian lahru, a metathesized form).

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Rachel from WordNet

Rachel (n.)
(Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.