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Borrowed from Hebrew בִּלְהָה (bilhá)

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A handmaid of Rachel and mother of Dan and Naphtali. (biblical character)
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 35:22b-26:
      Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padan-aram.
  2. A female given name of biblical origin.


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