Judah

noun
Ju·​dah | \ ˈjü-də How to pronounce Judah (audio) \

Definition of Judah

: a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

First Known Use of Judah

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Judah

Hebrew Yĕhūdhāh

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The first known use of Judah was before the 12th century

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“Judah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Judah. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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Judah geographical name

Ju·​dah | \ ˈjü-də How to pronounce Judah (audio) \

Definition of Judah

kingdom in the southern part of ancient Palestine whose capital was Jerusalem — see israel sense 1

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