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

First Known Use of Holofernes

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Holofernes

Late Latin, from Greek Holophernēs

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