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[lee-uh] /ˈli ə/
the first wife of Jacob. Gen. 29:23–26.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “weary.”. Unabridged
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  • Leah Williams left us to take service in another family, who were about to settle somewhere on the Continent.

  • Nobody roared at Mr. Gibson's funniments more than I did; but he was Leah's papa.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • He was a big boy, smart and trustable, and Leah was almost a baby.

    Dorothy's House Party Evelyn Raymond
  • Bob, do you remember how we tossed up for Leah Gibson at this very spot?

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • So am I, Leah, though the mystery attending the transaction is as great as ever; indeed, more so.

British Dictionary definitions for Leah


(Old Testament) the first wife of Jacob and elder sister of Rachel, his second wife (Genesis 29)
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Leah in the Bible

weary, the eldest daughter of Laban, and sister of Rachel (Gen. 29:16). Jacob took her to wife through a deceit of her father (Gen. 29:23). She was "tender-eyed" (17). She bore to Jacob six sons (32-35), also one daughter, Dinah (30:21). She accompanied Jacob into Canaan, and died there before the time of the going down into Egypt (Gen. 31), and was buried in the cave of Machpelah (49:31).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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