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Deborah Explained

deborah at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Deborah at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

prophetess and judge in the O.T., in Heb., lit. "bee" (thus the name is the same as Melissa). ///

Deborah at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Prophetess and political leader of ancient Israel. Her story is told in the Old Testament's Book of Judges. With her general, Barak, she is credited with defeating the Canaanite armies led by Sisera. The Israelite victory over the Canaanites, which was aided by a thunderstorm that Israel saw as the coming of God from Mt. Sinai, was celebrated in the Song of Deborah (Judges 5), possibly the earliest portion of the Bible.

Deborah at English => English (hitchcock) Of Explained:

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Deborah at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Déborah


Alternative forms

* Inter: sense » as a given name Debra, Debora


From Inter: etyl » he, meaning bee.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛbəɹə/

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: biblical characte » r A judge of Israel; a nurse of Rebecca.
    1. Inter: given name » female|from=Hebrew. Popular from the 1940s to the 1970s, first in the USA, then UK.

      Related terms

      * Deb

  • Debbie
  • Debby


    * Inter: RQ:Authorized Version » Judges|4|4:

  • :: And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
    • 1851 James Brayshay: The Protector of Houghall, Or the Lily and the Rose. Groombridge and Sons, 1851. Act I:
    • : Rapier. Heigho! Deborah! it's an ugly name, a damnable name - the name I mean! - it sounds like Gomorrah! Deb! Debby! - worse still - sounded sharp now I rather like it! - Deborah! Deborah! Deborah!
    • 1995 Carl Hiaasen: Stormy Weather. Alfred A.Knopf,Inc. ISBN 0679419829 page 256:

    :: He hadn't known, for example, that her middle name was Deborah. It was a name he liked: plucky, Midwestern and reliable-sounding. He was willing to bet that if you went through every women's prison in America, you wouldn't find a half-dozen Deborahs.


    Inter: trans-top » biblical character
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|Debora|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|Debora
  • French: Inter: t- » fr|Débora
  • Hawaiian: Inter: tø » haw|Debora

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|Debora
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Débora

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » female given name
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|Déborah
    • Hawaiian: Inter: tø » haw|Kepola

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|Debora
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|Débora

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: de » Deborah
    Translation: es » Deborah
    Translation: fr » Deborah
    Translation: ko » Deborah
    Translation: it » Deborah
    Translation: hu » Deborah
    Translation: pl » Deborah
    Translation: ru » Deborah
    Translation: sr » Deborah
    Translation: fi » Deborah
    Translation: zh » Deborah

    Déborah at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Deborah


    Proper noun

    Inter: fr-proper noun » f|sort=deborah
  • Inter: given name » female|lang=fr. The modern English style spelling of biblical Débora.

  • Translation: el » Déborah
    Translation: th » Déborah