אֶסְתֵּר (b. h.) pr. n. f. Esther, wife of king Ahasverus. Ex. R. s. 15ובאה א׳ והאירה and Esther (bright star, v. אִסְתְּהַר) came and brought light. Meg. 13ᵃ; a. fr.—מגילת א׳, or only א׳, the Book of Esther. Snh. 100ᵃ. Meg. 7ᵃ, a. e. (controversy as to its canonic character).