the first wife of Jacob. Gen. 29:23–26.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “weary.”

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  • In evidence of my satisfaction I gave him a bottle of Scopolo, which Leah guaranteed pure.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Leah stood up in the window-seat, rubbing the panes of glass dimmed with smoke.

    Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Bronte

  • In all that long quest of the canopy, Leah had never come so near fainting as now.

    Ghetto Tragedies

    Israel Zangwill

  • Leah was a Martian, and wore it too; there are many of them here—they are the best on earth, the very salt thereof.

    The Martian

    George Du Maurier

  • What is Leah Bloodgood out this time of day for, with the minister's dinner to get?

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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