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In the Bible, a mistress of Samson who betrayed him to the Philistines by having his hair shorn while he slept, thus depriving him of his strength.
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1. (Bible) Samson's Philistine mistress, who deprived him of his strength by cutting off his hair (Judges 16:4–22)
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a voluptuous and treacherous woman; temptress
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1. Samson's mistress, who betrayed him to the Philistines. Judges 16.
2. a seductive and treacherous woman.
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|Noun||1.||Delilah - (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
|2.||Delilah - a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive|
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Delilah[dɪˈlaɪlə] N → Dalila
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