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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Deb·o·rah /ˈdɛb(ə)rə/

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a bee. (1.) Rebekah's nurse. She accompanied her mistress when
    she left her father's house in Padan-aram to become the wife of
    Isaac (Gen. 24:59). Many years afterwards she died at Bethel,
    and was buried under the "oak of weeping", Allon-bachuth (35:8).
      (2.) A prophetess, "wife" (woman?) of Lapidoth. Jabin, the
    king of Hazor, had for twenty years held Israel in degrading
    subjection. The spirit of patriotism seemed crushed out of the
    nation. In this emergency Deborah roused the people from their
    lethargy. Her fame spread far and wide. She became a "mother in
    Israel" (Judg. 4:6, 14; 5:7), and "the children of Israel came
    up to her for judgment" as she sat in her tent under the palm
    tree "between Ramah and Bethel." Preparations were everywhere
    made by her direction for the great effort to throw off the yoke
    of bondage. She summoned Barak from Kadesh to take the command
    of 10,000 men of Zebulun and Naphtali, and lead them to Mount
    Tabor on the plain of Esdraelon at its north-east end. With his
    aid she organized this army. She gave the signal for attack, and
    the Hebrew host rushed down impetuously upon the army of Jabin,
    which was commanded by Sisera, and gained a great and decisive
    victory. The Canaanitish army almost wholly perished. That was a
    great and ever-memorable day in Israel. In Judg. 5 is given the
    grand triumphal ode, the "song of Deborah," which she wrote in
    grateful commemoration of that great deliverance. (See LAPIDOTH
    T0002240, JABIN [2].)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Deborah, word; thing; a bee