from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the eldest son of Isaac and Rebecca who sold his birthright to his twin brother, Jacob, for a mess of pottage.
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- proper n. The son of Isaac and Rebekah and the older twin brother of Jacob.
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- n. (Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage
From Classical Hebrew עֵשָׂו (ʿĒśāw; Modern: Eisav). (Wiktionary)