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Etymology

From Hebrew שָׂרָה (Sara), "lady", "princess", which was originally converted from the given name שָׂרָי, Sarai.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsɛərə/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈsɛrə/, /ˈsærə/

Proper noun

Singular
Sarah

Plural
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Sarah

  1. (Biblical) Wife of Patriarch Abraham. Mother of Isaac.
  2. A female given name

Quotations

  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 17:15
    And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
  • 1988 Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye: page 15:
    I also have two daughters, by now grown up. Their names are Sarah and Anne, good sensible names. - - - I am a believer in sensible choices, so different from many of my own. Also in sensible names for children, because look what happened to Cordelia.

Related terms

Synonyms

  • (wife of Abraham): Sarai

Translations


Danish

Proper noun

Sarah

  1. A female given name, a popular spelling variant of Sara.

French

Proper noun

Sarah

  1. A female given name, a popular spelling variant of Sara.

German

Proper noun

Sarah [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Sarah]]

  1. A female given name, a popular spelling variant of Sara.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Sarah

  1. A female given name, a modern spelling of Sara.

Swedish

Proper noun

Sarah

  1. A female given name, a modern spelling of Sara.

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