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Ashkenazi

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noun, Ash·ke·nazi \ˌäsh-kə-ˈnä-zē, ˌash-kə-ˈna-\

Definition of Ashkenazi

plural Ashkenazimplay \-ˈnä-zəm, -ˈna-\

  1. :  a member of one of the two great divisions of Jews comprising the eastern European Yiddish-speaking Jews — compare sephardi

Ashkenazic play \-ˈnä-zik, -ˈna-\ adjective


Origin of ashkenazi

Late Hebrew Ashkĕnāzī, from Ashkĕnāz, medieval rabbinical name for Germany


First Known Use: 1839

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