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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Delilah \De*li"lah\, n.
The mistress of Samson, who betrayed him (--Judges xvi.);
hence, a harlot; a temptress.
Other Delilahs on a smaller scale Burns met with during
his Dumfries sojourn. --J. C.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who
betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of
2: a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive [syn:
enchantress, temptress, siren, Delilah, femme
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "Delilah":
Aspasia, Jezebel, Messalina, Phryne, Thais, adventuress, courtesan,
demimondaine, demimonde, demirep, femme fatale, harem girl,
hetaera, houri, odalisque, seductress, temptress, vamp, vampire
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
languishing, a Philistine woman who dwelt in the valley of Sorek
(Judg. 16:4-20). She was bribed by the "lords of the
Philistines" to obtain from Samson the secret of his strength
and the means of overcoming it (Judg. 16:4-18). She tried on
three occasions to obtain from him this secret in vain. On the
fourth occasion she wrung it from him. She made him sleep upon
her knees, and then called the man who was waiting to help her;
who "cut off the seven locks of his head," and so his "strength
went from him." (See SAMSON.)
From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :
Delilah, poor; small; head of hair
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