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JUDAH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Judah mean? 

JUDAH (noun)
  The noun JUDAH has 2 senses:

1. (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
2. an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center

  Familiarity information: JUDAH used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


JUDAH (noun)


Sense 1Judah [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

patriarch (any of the early biblical characters regarded as fathers of the human race)

Domain category:

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)


Sense 2Judah [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Juda; Judah

Instance hypernyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Holonyms ("Judah" is a part of...):

Canaan; Holy Land; Palestine; Promised Land (an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism)


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