Ju·​dah ˈjü-də How to pronounce Judah (audio)
: a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

Word History


Hebrew Yĕhūdhāh

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 18 Apr. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ju·​dah ˈjü-də How to pronounce Judah (audio)
kingdom in the southern part of ancient Palestine whose capital was Jerusalem see israel sense 1

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