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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • In the Bible, a judge and prophet who aided the Israelites in their victory over the Canaanites.

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  • proper noun biblical A judge of Israel; a nurse of Rebecca.
  • proper noun A female given name. Popular from the 1940s to the 1970s, first in the USA, then UK.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Hebrew dəbôrâ, bee; see dbr in Semitic roots.]

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From Hebrew, meaning bee.

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