Judith

Judith

[joo-dith]
noun
1.
a devoutly religious woman of the ancient Jews who saved her town from conquest by entering the camp of the besieging Assyrian army and cutting off the head of its commander, Holofernes, while he slept.
2.
a book of the Apocrypha and Douay Bible bearing her name. Abbreviation: Jud.
3.
a river in central Montana, flowing N from the Little Belt Mountains to the Missouri River. 124 miles (200 km) long.
4.
a female given name.

Origin:
Hebrew yəhūdhīth Jew (feminine)

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Judith (ˈdʒuːdɪθ)
 
n
1.  the heroine of one of the books of the Apocrypha, who saved her native town by decapitating Holofernes
2.  the book recounting this episode

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Judith
fem. proper name, from L., from Gk. Ioudith, from Heb. Yehudith, fem. of Yehudh "Jewish, Jewess," from Yehudha (see Judah). Judy is a pet form of it.
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Judith definition


Jewess, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and one of Esau's wives (Gen. 26:34), elsewhere called Aholibamah (36:2-14).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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