Associations to the word «Judah»


JUDAH, proper noun. Fourth son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
JUDAH, proper noun. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Judah, from which David and his lineage came.
JUDAH, proper noun. (biblical) The name of the southern Israelite kingdom which continued to be ruled by the Davidic dynasty after Solomon's death and the breakup of the united monarchy, with the northern portion keeping the name Israel.
JUDAH, proper noun. A male given name.

Dictionary definition

JUDAH, noun. (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, noun. An ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats