Salome [s uh- loh-mee for 1, 3; sal- uh-mey for 2] EXAMPLES | noun Also Sa·lo·mé. the daughter of Herodias, who is said to have danced for Herod Antipas and so pleased him that he granted her mother's request for the head of John the Baptist. Matt. 14:6–11 (not mentioned by name here). ( italics) a one-act opera (1905) by Richard Strauss based on a drama by Oscar Wilde. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “peace.”
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He laid it solemnly upon the table to cool, and then it was shaken by
Salome, but gave forth no answering tinkle.
All went according to Judith's planning until
Salome was eighteen, and then trouble after trouble came.
Instantly, with one of her movements of bird-like swiftness,
Salome stood erect. Salome offered the one chair to the lady-superior, and then took the foot-stool at her feet, and laid her head upon her knees. Salome returns and falls at John's feet confessing her love. British Dictionary definitions for salome noun New Testament the daughter of Herodias, at whose instigation she beguiled Herod by her seductive dancing into giving her the head of John the Baptist
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Word Origin and History for salome
fem. proper name, from Late Latin, from Greek
Salome, related to Salomon (see Solomon).
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Culture definitions for salome Salome [(suh- loh-mee, sal-uh-may)]
According to nonbiblical historians, the stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, who arranged for the beheading of
John the Baptist. Her name is not given in the Gospels.
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