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[bey-luh, bel-uh] /ˈbeɪ lə, ˈbɛl ə/
a male given name.
Hungarian Béla
[bey-lo] /ˈbeɪ lɒ/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Bela chased him back to his seat, Belabouring his back soundly with a broom-handle.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • Perhaps, however, you would like to know the conclusion of the story of Bela?

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • After a short interval of silence, however, I told him that if Bela's father were to claim her he would have to give her up.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • Bela could not come, as he had just then a school examination.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • Bela slipped through the other door and came around the house.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • It must be said that Bela did not get much sympathy from the women.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • "You not goin' be here to-morrow night," Bela went on quietly.

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  • "Down the river they say Bela a very pretty girl," remarked Eelip.

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Bela in the Bible

a thing swallowed. (1.) A city on the shore of the Dead Sea, not far from Sodom, called also Zoar. It was the only one of the five cities that was spared at Lot's intercession (Gen. 19:20,23). It is first mentioned in Gen. 14:2,8. (2.) The eldest son of Benjamin (Num. 26:38; "Belah," Gen. 46:21). (3.) The son of Beor, and a king of Edom (Gen. 36:32, 33; 1 Chr. 1:43). (4.) A son of Azaz (1 Chr. 5:8).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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