- (in British India) any of the districts into which a province was divided for administrative purposes.
Origin of zillah
1790–1800; < Hindi zila < Persian ẓilaʿ < Arabic ḍilʿ part
- one of the two wives of Lamech. Gen. 4:19.
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Examples from the Web for zillah
Zillah was a sick woman—too sick to be anything but civil to Josephine.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922
Lucy Maud Montgomery
The ringlets of Zillah were black; those of Eva were golden.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
We shall have to feed them every hour,” said Roger, “Zillah says so.Our Frank
When he turned towards the spot where Zillah had stood—she was gone!
He admitted Zillah to a knowledge of this cave, as a place in which she might shelter.