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Judith

[joo-dith] /ˈdʒu dɪθ/
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 of Judith
Hebrew yəhūdhīth Jew (feminine)
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  • "Well, Jake's earned his keep to-day, then," declared Judith.

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  • Had she grown so accustomed to her aunt Judith's estimate of Mabel that she could accept it?

  • Judith's eyes filled with tears and she threw her arms about his neck.

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  • But the police were in the hall, and Judith had come to the dining-room door.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • To my great surprise Judith brought her answer in person this evening.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for Judith

Judith

/ˈdʒuːdɪθ/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for Judith

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Ioudith, from Hebrew Yehudith, fem. of Yehudh "Jewish, Jewess," from Yehudha (see Judah). Judy is a pet form of it.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Judith in the Bible

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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