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[dahy-nuh] /ˈdaɪ nə/
Also, Douay Bible, Dina. the daughter of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:21.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “vindicated.”. Unabridged
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  • Stand off from him, Dinah Shadd, before he takes you down too—you that look to be a quarther-master-sergeant's wife in five years.

    Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling
  • This garrulous body, old Dinah Wilson, was talking as Hugh entered.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Nineteen out of her twenty-three girls tell her their troubles when they would not tell their own mothers, said Dinah.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • What a strong muster we shall be; and how we 'll astonish that old bin of Madeira, Dinah!

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • Dinah carefully attended her, and that night she thanked God, and—slept.

  • And if they do, they shall be shown the door for it, as sure as my name is Dinah Barrington.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • Dinah received her as if she had been more than the child of her own bosom.

  • Sure there's Miss Dinah; she's a great hand at it, they tell me.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for Dinah


the daughter of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 30:21; 34)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Dinah

fem. proper name, in the Old Testament, Jacob's daughter by Leah, from Hebrew Dinah, literally "judgment," from din "to judge."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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