Jewess

Definitions of Jewess
  1. noun
    a woman who is a Jew
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    Lot's wife
    (Old Testament) when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his family were told to flee without looking back; Lot's wife was disobedient and was immediately changed into a pillar of salt
    Esther
    (Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)
    Jezebel
    wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)
    Blessed Virgin
    the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
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    Hebrew, Israelite, Jew
    a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
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