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[zil-uh] /ˈzɪl ə/
(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


[zil-uh] /ˈzɪl ə/
one of the two wives of Lamech. Gen. 4:19. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • zillah was quite as devoted a wife and competent a housekeeper as her older sister, but not so wise and faithful a mother.

    Mildred at Home Martha Finley
  • He admitted zillah to a knowledge of this cave, as a place in which she might shelter.

    The Buccaneer Mrs. S. C. Hall
  • "Ah, but you shouldn't let him," zillah said, with a merry look at her husband.

    Mildred at Home Martha Finley
  • "Be careful not to go too far away, children," zillah called to them.

    Mildred Keith Martha Finley
  • A whispered word, and zillah lay speechless in the arms of the Phœnician merchant.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • Suddenly zillah gave a start and laid a trembling hand on Ada's arm.

    Mildred Keith Martha Finley
  • zillah has become quite a needle-woman, and Ada does remarkably well, too, considering her imperfect sight.

    Mildred and Elsie Martha Finley
  • Mildred, Rupert, zillah and Ada stood in the doorway to see them off.

    Mildred Keith Martha Finley
  • This was zillah, the stout housewife; who at length issued forth to inquire into the nature of the uproar.

    Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
  • Do you remember, zillah, the stories we used to invent as children with Layah's help?

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
zillah in the Bible

shadow, one of the wives of Lamech, of the line of Cain, and mother of Tubal-cain (Gen. 4:19, 22).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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