Judith

noun
Ju·​dith | \ˈjü-dəth \

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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