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Meaning & History

Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the New Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
Masculine FormsHerod Biblical Herodes Biblical Latin Herodes Biblical Greek
Other Languages & CulturesHeroidias Ancient Greek


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute