Vashti


Vashti
/vash"tee, -tuy/, n.
the queen of Ahasuerus who was banished for refusing to appear before the king's guests. Esther 1:9-22.

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  • VASHTI — (Heb. וַשְׁתִּי; perhaps beauty in Persian), queen of Persia and Media, wife of ahasuerus (Xerxes; 485–465 B.C.E.). When King Ahasuerus, in the third year of his reign, held a banquet for all the people that were found in Shushan in the king s… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Vashti — (ושתי) is mentioned in the Book of Esther, a book included in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Vashti is also the name of one of the principal characters, in E. M. Forster s prophetic science fiction piece The Machine Stops .In the Book of… …   Wikipedia

  • Vashti — bezeichnet: Vasthi, auch Waschti, Wasti,Vasti, sagenhafte Königin aus dem biblischen Buch Esther Vashti Bunyan, (* 1945 in London), englische Folk Sängerin Vashti Murphy McKenzie, (* 28. Mai 1947) US amerikanische, methodistische Bischöfin der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vashti — [vash′tē, vash′tī΄] n. [Heb] Bible the queen of Ahasuerus of Persia, disowned by him when she slighted his command for her presence at a feast: Esth. 1 …   English World dictionary

  • Vashti — La reine Vashti est un personnage du Livre d Esther. Au début du récit, elle est l épouse du roi de Perse, Assuérus, avant d être répudiée pour avoir refusé de se présenter devant lui et ses convives lors d un festin. Pour la remplacer, les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vashti — noun a) A queen of Persia. b) of biblical origin …   Wiktionary

  • Vashti —    Beautiful, the queen of Ahasuerus, who was deposed from her royal dignity because she refused to obey the king when he desired her to appear in the banqueting hall of Shushan the palace (Esther 1:10 12). (See Esther.) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • vashṭi — वष्टि …   Indonesian dictionary

  • Vashti — /ˈvæʃtaɪ/ (say vashtuy) noun Old Testament the wife of Ahasuerus, the Persian King; deposed for refusing to display her beauty to the King s guests. Esther 1, 2. Also, Vasthi …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vashti — /vash tee, tuy/, n. the queen of Ahasuerus who was banished for refusing to appear before the king s guests. Esther 1:9 22 …   Useful english dictionary