Judith

noun

Ju·​dith ˈjü-dəth How to pronounce Judith (audio)
1
: the Jewish heroine who saves the city of Bethulia in the book of Judith
2
: a book of Scripture included in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament and in the Protestant Apocrypha see Bible Table

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek Ioudith, from Hebrew Yĕhūdhīth

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Judith was before the 12th century

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“Judith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Judith. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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Judith

noun
Ju·​dith ˈjüd-əth How to pronounce Judith (audio)
: a book of Scripture included in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament and in the Protestant Apocrypha see bible

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