Also Douay Bible, Di·na. the daughter of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:21.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “vindicated.”

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Contemporary Examples of dinah

  • At first everyone was apprehensive about it, but I said to her, “You sound like you were influenced by Dinah Washington.”

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    September 20, 2011

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    October 30, 2009

Historical Examples of dinah

British Dictionary definitions for dinah



the daughter of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 30:21; 34)
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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."

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