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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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  • "Well, Jake's earned his keep to-day, then," declared Judith.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Judith bent to the great oars again and toiled out into the bay.

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

    Thirty Howard Vincent O'Brien
  • Suddenly Judith caught her breath in an inarticulate little cry.

    Judith Lynn Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • 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


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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