- a prophetess and judge of Israel. Judges 4, 5.
- Also Deb·o·ra. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “bee.”
noun Old Testament
- a prophetess and judge of Israel who fought the Canaanites (Judges 4, 5)
- Rebecca’s nurse (Genesis 35:8)
fem. proper name, prophetess and judge in the Old Testament, Hebrew, literally “bee” (thus the name is the same as Melissa).