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Holofernes


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1 Nebuchadnezzar's general, who was decapitated by Judith (Judith 4), a subject often treated by Renaissance painters;

2 the great doctor in theology (Tubal Holofernes) who instructed the youthful Gargantua (Rabelais, i. xiv);

3 the pedantic schoolmaster in Love's Labour's Lost.

Subjects: Literature.


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