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Holofernes

Holofernes

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

Definition of HOLOFERNES

:  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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