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Dinah

[dahy-nuh] /ˈdaɪ nə/
noun
1.
Also, Douay Bible, Dina. the daughter of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 30:21.
2.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “vindicated.”.
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  • Stand off from him, Dinah Shadd, before he takes you down too—you that look to be a quarther-master-sergeant's wife in five years.

    Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling
  • This garrulous body, old Dinah Wilson, was talking as Hugh entered.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Nineteen out of her twenty-three girls tell her their troubles when they would not tell their own mothers, said Dinah.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • What a strong muster we shall be; and how we 'll astonish that old bin of Madeira, Dinah!

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • Dinah carefully attended her, and that night she thanked God, and—slept.

  • And if they do, they shall be shown the door for it, as sure as my name is Dinah Barrington.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • Dinah received her as if she had been more than the child of her own bosom.

  • Sure there's Miss Dinah; she's a great hand at it, they tell me.

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British Dictionary definitions for Dinah

Dinah

/ˈdaɪnə/
noun
1.
the daughter of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 30:21; 34)
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Word Origin and History for Dinah

fem. proper name, in the Old Testament, Jacob's daughter by Leah, from Hebrew Dinah, literally "judgment," from din "to judge."

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Dinah in the Bible

judged; vindicated, daughter of Jacob by Leah, and sister of Simeon and Levi (Gen. 30:21). She was seduced by Shechem, the son of Hamor, the Hivite chief, when Jacob's camp was in the neighbourhood of Shechem. This led to the terrible revenge of Simeon and Levi in putting the Shechemites to death (Gen. 34). Jacob makes frequent reference to this deed of blood with abhorrence and regret (Gen. 34:30; 49:5-7). She is mentioned among the rest of Jacob's family that went down into Egypt (Gen. 46:8, 15).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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