Judas

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἰούδας (Ioudas), from Hebrew יהודה.

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Judas

  1. (biblical) One of the twelve original Apostles of Jesus, known for his role in Jesus' betrayal into the hands of Roman authorities. Also called Judas Iscariot.
  2. A male given name.

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Judas (plural Judases)

  1. A traitor, a person not to be trusted.
  2. A small hole in a door through which a person can look without being seen from the other side; used especially in prisons; a judas-hole
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 706:
      The door was slammed in his face, and the Judas clicked shut, leaving him alone in the draughty street, now smelling of night and approaching snow.
    • 2001, Ken Follett, Jackdaws, Dutton, ISBN 0525946284, page 359,
      At the top of the stairs was a heavy door with a peephole. Flick banged on it and stood where her face could be seen through the judas.

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Judas m

  1. (biblical) Judas

German[edit]

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Judas m (genitive Judass)

  1. (biblical) Judas

Portuguese[edit]

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Judas m

  1. (biblical) Judas (one of the Apostles)

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Judas

  1. (biblical) Judas