Origin of the name ELIZABETH.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ELIZABETH.
Preferred English spelling of Elisabeth
(q.v.), Greek Elisabet
(q.v.), meaning "God's oath." (History of Christian Names,
Yonge, 1884). In Arthurian
legend, this is the name of a sister of Mark. Usage: America, England,
France, Germany, Hungary, Scotland.
ELIZABETH. The wife of the priest
Zacharias and the mother of John the Baptist. She bore him when
she was of advanced years, his birth and mission having been
communicated beforehand by an angel to her husband. Though a Levite, and
the Virigin Mary of the royal family of Judah, yet the two were cousins,
and Mary visited Elizabeth at a village (probably Juttah) in the hill
country of Judæa. Elizabeth, inspired by the Holy Ghost, welcomed
Mary as the mother of the Lord (Luke i. 5-45). (The Sunday School
Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)
Elizabeth Woodville, a
daughter of Sir Richard Woodville, was distinguished for her personal
beauty. She was married to Sir John Gray, and after his death to
Edward IV. in 1464. She was the mother of Edward V. and of
Elizabeth, the queen of Henry VII. Died in 1488. Elizabeth of France,
daughter of Henry IV., was born in 1602, and was married to Philip IV.
of Spain in 1615. Died in 1644. Elizabeth, Saint, of Hungary,
born at Presburg in 1207, was a daughter of Andrew (András) II., King
of Hungary. She was married to Louis, Landgrave of Thuringia, in
1221, and was eminent for her fervent piety and ascetic life. Died
in 1231. Elizabeth, daughter of
the King of Poland, married Charobert, King of Hungary, in 1319.
She was mother of three sons, one of whom, Louis, inherited his father's
throne. By her intrigues and influence over her brother, Casimir
of Poland, she procured for Louis also the throne of Poland in
1370. She was Regent of Poland from 1370 to 1378. Died in
1381. Elizabeth of Valois, a
daughter of Henry II. of France, was born in 1545, and married to Philip
II. of Spain in 1559. She died at Madrid in 1568. Elizabeth Christina or
Christine, Empress of Germany, born in 1691, was a daughter of the Duke
of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. She was the wife of Charles VI.,
Emperor of Germany, and the mother of Maria Theresa. Died in 1750.
(Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology,