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Judah

masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob by Leah, also the name of a tribe of Israel, from Hebrew Yehudah, from stem of y-d-h, literally "praised."

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Definitions of Judah

Judah (n.)
(Old Testament) the fourth son of Jacob who was forebear of one of the tribes of Israel; one of his descendants was to be the Messiah;
Judah (n.)
an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center;
Synonyms: Juda
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