Etymology
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Judith

fem. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Ioudith, from Hebrew Yehudith, fem. of Yehudha, literally "son of Judah" (see Judah). Judy is a pet form of it.

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Definitions of Judith

Judith (n.)
Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes;
Judith (n.)
an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people;
Synonyms: Book of Judith
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