plural noun Dön·meh \¦dən¦mā, (ˈ)də̄n¦-\
variants: or


\¦dən¦mā, (ˈ)də̄n¦-\

Definition of Dönmeh

  1. :  crypto-Jewish descendants of the followers of the professed messiah Sabbatai Zebi (1626–1676) now centered chiefly in Turkey and professing Islam — compare sabbatian

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Origin and Etymology of dönmeh

Turkish dönme, literally, convert, renegade

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to cast off or become cast off

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