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Holofernes

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noun Ho·lo·fer·nes \ˌhä-lə-ˈfər-(ˌ)nēz, ˌhō-\

Definition of Holofernes

  1. :  a general of Nebuchadnezzar's who led an Assyrian army against Israel and was beheaded in his sleep by Judith



Origin of holofernes

Late Latin, from Greek Holophernēs


First Known Use: before 12th century


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