noun Se·phar·di \sə-ˈfär-dē\

Definition of Sephardi



play \-ˈfär-dəm\
  1. :  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


play \-ˈfär-dik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology 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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