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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ju·dah /ˈʤudə/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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 [syn: Juda]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    praise, the fourth son of Jacob by Leah. The name originated in
    Leah's words of praise to the Lord on account of his birth: "Now
    will I praise [Heb. odeh] Jehovah, and she called his name
    Yehudah" (Gen. 29:35).
      It was Judah that interposed in behalf of Joseph, so that his
    life was spared (Gen. 37:26, 27). He took a lead in the affairs
    of the family, and "prevailed above his brethren" (Gen. 43:3-10;
    44:14, 16-34; 46:28; 1 Chr. 5:2).
      Soon after the sale of Joseph to the Ishmaelites, Judah went
    to reside at Adullam, where he married a woman of Canaan. (See
    ONAN; TAMAR.) After the death of his wife
    Shuah, he returned to his father's house, and there exercised
    much influence over the patriarch, taking a principal part in
    the events which led to the whole family at length going down
    into Egypt. We hear nothing more of him till he received his
    father's blessing (Gen. 49:8-12).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Judah, the praise of the Lord; confession