Judith

[ joo-dith ]
/ ˈdʒu dɪθ /
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noun

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)
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Judith

/ (ˈdʒuːdɪθ) /

noun

the heroine of one of the books of the Apocrypha, who saved her native town by decapitating Holofernes
the book recounting this episode
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Word Origin and History for judith

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.

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