Deb·​o·​rah ˈde-b(ə-)rə How to pronounce Deborah (audio)
: a Hebrew prophetess who rallied the Israelites in their struggles against the Canaanites

Word History


Hebrew Dĕbhōrāh

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Deborah was in the 14th century

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“Deborah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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