Definitions

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  • proper noun biblical The wife of Lamech; the wife of Esau.
  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From Hebrew עָדָה (`adhá, "Adah, ornament, dawn").

Examples

  • Adah adorned herself with jewelry for harlotry, from which her name Adah is derived, with the meaning of the wearing [adayat] of jewelry (Gen. Rabbati, Vayishlah, p. 160).

    Esau, Wives of: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • The name Adah, in signifying aesthetic qualities, is common in the ancient Semitic world and may point to the fact that female beauty was deemed important.

    Adah 1: Bible.

  • This tradition apparently is also linked with the meaning of the name Adah as denoting beauty (see Adah 1).

    Adah 1: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • Hittite, and he called her name Adah, saying that the blessing had in that time passed from him.

    The Legends of the Jews — Volume 1

  • In some things Anna could not have her way, and when her mother and sisters insisted that they would not keep a separate table for Markham, as they called Adah, she yielded, secretly bidding Pamelia see that everything was comfortable and nice for Mrs. Markham and her little boy.

    Bad Hugh

  • Obedient to the call Adah came, and was growing very red in the face with trying to hook 'Lina's dress, when Ellen casually remarked:

    Bad Hugh

  • After I’d glanced through the papers in my in-box, I called Adah at SFPD.

    The Dangerous Hour

  • It was the first time Hugh had called Adah "my sister," and it seemed to fill every nook and corner of his great heart with unutterable love for the absent girl.

    Bad Hugh

  • "Willie, Willie," called Adah from a distant room, where she was looking for him.

    Bad Hugh

  • A female executive official of Initiative Media, simply identified as Adah refused to name the foreign sponsor of the adverty campaign or comment on the incident.

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