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Ju•dith  ( jo̅o̅dith),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Biblea 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. Biblea book of the Apocrypha and Douay Bible bearing her name. Abbr.: Jud.
  3. a female given name.
  • Hebrew yəhūdhīth Jew (feminine)

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Judith /ˈdʒuːdɪθ/ n
  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

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