- Bible the lover of Samson, who betrayed him to the Philistines: Judg. 16
- a seductive, treacherous woman; temptress
Origin of DelilahClassical Hebrew (language) del?l?h, literally , delicate
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.
- The mistress of Samson who betrayed him to the Philistines.
- A beautiful, cunning and treacherous woman; a femme fatale.
- Though she is something of a Delilah, she is still considered the heroine of the novel.
- A female given name of biblical origin.
From an obscure Hebrew word often said to mean "delightful, seductive".