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[joo-dith] /ˈdʒu dɪθ/
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.
a book of the Apocrypha and Douay Bible bearing her name.
Abbreviation: Jud.
a river in central Montana, flowing N from the Little Belt Mountains to the Missouri River. 124 miles (200 km) long.
a female given name.
Origin of Judith
Hebrew yəhūdhīth Jew (feminine) Unabridged
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  • Had she grown so accustomed to her aunt Judith's estimate of Mabel that she could accept it?

  • "Never mind about Aunt Judith," interrupted Decatur, firmly.

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

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "I'd hang them two policemen, if I did what I should like to do," responded Judith.

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  • In process of time the girl's work was discovered—discovered by Judith.

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British Dictionary definitions for Judith


the heroine of one of the books of the Apocrypha, who saved her native town by decapitating Holofernes
the book recounting this episode
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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