Judith

noun
Ju·​dith | \ ˈjü-dəth How to pronounce Judith (audio) \

Definition of Judith

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

First Known Use of Judith

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

History and Etymology for Judith

Late Latin, from Greek Ioudith, from Hebrew Yĕhūdhīth

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“Judith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Judith. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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