Ashkenazi

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

Definition of Ashkenazi

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Ashkenazim

play \-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 and Etymology of ashkenazi

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


First Known Use: 1828


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