Leah

[ lee-uh ]
/ ˈli ə /

noun

Also Douay Bible, Li·a [lahy-uh] /ˈlaɪ ə/ . the first wife of Jacob. Genesis 29:23–26.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “weary.”

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Leah
/ (ˈlɪə) /

noun

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