Judith



[joo-dith] /ˈdʒu dɪθ/

noun
1.
a devoutly religious woman of the ancient Jews who saved her town from conquest by entering the camp of the besieging Assyrian army and cutting off the head of its commander, Holofernes, while he slept.
2.
a book of the Apocrypha and Douay Bible bearing her name.
Abbreviation: Jud.
3.
a river in central Montana, flowing N from the Little Belt Mountains to the Missouri River. 124 miles (200 km) long.
4.
a female given name.
/ˈdʒuːdɪθ/
noun
1.
the heroine of one of the books of the Apocrypha, who saved her native town by decapitating Holofernes
2.
the book recounting this episode

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Ioudith, from Hebrew Yehudith, fem. of Yehudh “Jewish, Jewess,” from Yehudha (see Judah). Judy is a pet form of it.

Jewess, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and one of Esau’s wives (Gen. 26:34), elsewhere called Aholibamah (36:2-14).

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