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Scriptsדְּלִילָה Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.di-LIE-lə English

Meaning & History

Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power. Despite her character flaws, the name began to be used by the Puritans in the 17th century. It has been used occasionally in the English-speaking world since that time.


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute