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Delilah

[ dih-lahy-luh ]
/ dɪˈlaɪ lə /
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noun

Samson's mistress, who betrayed him to the Philistines. Judges 16.
a seductive and treacherous woman.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “delicate.”

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British Dictionary definitions for Delilah

Delilah
/ (dɪˈlaɪlə) /

noun

Samson's Philistine mistress, who deprived him of his strength by cutting off his hair (Judges 16:4–22)
a voluptuous and treacherous woman; temptress
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