Jezebel
Jezebel Jez"e*bel, n. [From Jezebel, Heb. Izebel, the wife of Ahab king of Israel.] A bold, vicious woman; a termagant. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

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  • Jezebel — may refer to:* Jezebel (Bible), wife of King Ahab * Jezebel (film) * Jezebel (website), a blog aimed at women * Common Jezebel, a species of butterfly * Jezebel Baley, the wife of the character Elijah Baley in Isaac Asimov s Robot novels *… …   Wikipedia

  • JEZEBEL — (Heb. אִיזֶבֶל, perhaps from זבל, the exalted one with the prefix (i;) meaning Where is the Exalted One / Prince? (cf. Ichabod, Where is the Divine Presence?). Another possibility is The Prince Lives, by assimilation from ʾš zbl > yzbl >… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jezebel — steht für: die englische Variante des weiblichen Vornamens Isabel den Originaltitel von William Wylers Spielfilm Jezebel – Die boshafte Lady aus dem Jahr 1938 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jezebel — impudent woman, 1550s, after Jezebel, the wicked Tyrean princess who married Ahab, king of Israel (Kings xxi:5 23), from Heb. Izebhel, a name of uncertain origin and meaning [Klein] …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jezebel — [n] prostitute broad, fallen woman*, femme fatale, floozy*, harlot, hooker, hussy, jade, loose woman, scarlet, slut, strumpet, tart, trollop, vamp, whore; concepts 348,412,415,419 …   New thesaurus

  • Jezebel — ► NOUN ▪ a shameless or immoral woman. ORIGIN the name of the wife of King Ahab in the Bible …   English terms dictionary

  • Jezebel — [jez′ə bel΄, jez′əbəl] n. [Heb Īzebhel] 1. Bible the wicked woman who married Ahab, king of Israel: 1 Kings 21:5 23; 2 Kings 9:30 37 2. [also j ] any woman regarded as wicked, shameless, licentious, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Jezebel — Jezebelian /jez euh bee lee euhn, beel yeuhn/, Jezebelish /jez euh bel ish/, adj. /jez euh bel , beuhl/, n. 1. Also, Douay Bible, Jezabel. the wife of Ahab, king of Israel. I Kings 16:31. 2. (often l.c.) a wicked, shameless woman. * * * died с… …   Universalium

  • Jezebel — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Jezebel peut désigner : Jezebel ou Jézabel, femme du roi Ahab Cinéma L Insoumise (Jezebel), film américain de William Wyler sorti en 1938 Jezebel… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jezebel —    A substitute name used fairly frequently as a vocative in former times. Most people today would probably still know that to call a woman ‘Jezebel’ would be to accuse her of wickedness and abandonment, though they might not have read her story… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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