- a feminine name: dim. Judy
- a Jewish woman who saved her people by killing Holofernes
- a book of the Apocrypha telling her story: abbrev. Jdh, Jdt, Jth or Jud
Origin of JudithEcclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Ioudith ; from Classical Hebrew (language) yeh?dh?th, feminine of yeh?dh?h, Judah
In the Bible, a Jewish heroine who rescued her people by slaying an Assyrian general.
See Table at Bible.
From Hebrew יְהוּדִית (Y'hudít, “woman from Judea, Jewess”)