Definition of Sephardi
plural Sephardim play \-ˈfär-dəm\
: a member of the occidental branch of European Jews settling in Spain and Portugal and later in the Balkans, the Levant, England, the Netherlands, and the Americas; also : one of their descendants — compare ashkenazi
Origin of sephardi
Late Hebrew sĕphāradhī, from sĕphāradh Spain, from Hebrew, region where Jews were once exiled (Obad 1:20)
First Known Use: 1851
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