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 and Etymology of holofernes

Late Latin, from Greek Holophernēs


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