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Salome

[suh-loh-mee for 1, 3; sal-uh-mey for 2] /səˈloʊ mi for 1, 3; ˈsæl əˌmeɪ for 2/
noun
1.
Also, Salomé. the daughter of Herodias, who is said to have danced for Herod Antipas and so pleased him that he granted her mother's request for the head of John the Baptist. Matt. 14:6–11 (not mentioned by name here).
2.
(italics) a one-act opera (1905) by Richard Strauss based on a drama by Oscar Wilde.
3.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “peace.”.
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  • Look here, Salome's upstairs, and he's made me a prefect and sent me down to establish order.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Introduced the turkey trot and the Salome dance at Versailles.

  • This daughter, Salome, had never known a mother's love nor a father's care.

    The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • Salome is a little too prononcée, but you can easily mend that.

    The Story of a Play W. D. Howells
  • Possibly it was just as well, for Salome might otherwise have ruined him with indulgence.

    Chronicles of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • You'll never be Salome, little girl, but maybe you will be an improvement even on her.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • Salome understood much about Him, more probably than most mothers: but she was much mistaken about what was meant by His Kingdom.

    A Life of St. John for the Young George Ludington Weed
  • I was thinking of Salome—of the wonderful charm which made every one love her.

    The Love Story of Abner Stone Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • And they have haunted me, Salome, like the eyes of a guardian angel ever since they first looked upon me.

    The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for Salome

Salome

/səˈləʊmɪ/
noun
1.
(New Testament) the daughter of Herodias, at whose instigation she beguiled Herod by her seductive dancing into giving her the head of John the Baptist
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Word Origin and History for Salome

fem. proper name, from Late Latin, from Greek Salome, related to Salomon (see Solomon).

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Salome in Culture
Salome [(suh-loh-mee, sal-uh-may)]

According to nonbiblical historians, the stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, who arranged for the beheading of John the Baptist. Her name is not given in the Gospels.

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Salome in the Bible

perfect. (1.) The wife of Zebedee and mother of James and John (Mat. 27:56), and probably the sister of Mary, the mother of our Lord (John 19:25). She sought for her sons places of honour in Christ's kingdom (Matt. 20:20, 21; comp. 19:28). She witnessed the crucifixion (Mark 15:40), and was present with the other women at the sepulchre (Matt. 27:56). (2.) "The daughter of Herodias," not named in the New Testament. On the occasion of the birthday festival held by Herod Antipas, who had married her mother Herodias, in the fortress of Machaerus, she "came in and danced, and pleased Herod" (Mark 6:14-29). John the Baptist, at that time a prisoner in the dungeons underneath the castle, was at her request beheaded by order of Herod, and his head given to the damsel in a charger, "and the damsel gave it to her mother," whose revengeful spirit was thus gratified. "A luxurious feast of the period" (says Farrar, Life of Christ) "was not regarded as complete unless it closed with some gross pantomimic representation; and doubtless Herod had adopted the evil fashion of his day. But he had not anticipated for his guests the rare luxury of seeing a princess, his own niece, a grand-daughter of Herod the Great and of Mariamne, a descendant, therefore, of Simon the high priest and the great line of Maccabean princes, a princess who afterwards became the wife of a tetrarch [Philip, tetrarch of Trachonitis] and the mother of a king, honouring them by degrading herself into a scenic dancer."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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