zillah

[ zil-uh ]
/ ˈzɪl ə /

noun

(in British India) any of the districts into which a province was divided for administrative purposes.

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Origin of zillah

1790–1800; <Hindi zila<Persian ẓilaʿ<Arabic ḍilʿ part

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Zillah
[ zil-uh ]
/ ˈzɪl ə /

noun

one of the two wives of Lamech. Genesis 4:19.

Origin of Zillah

From Hebrew Ṣillāh, possibly “shadow”
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