Sephardi

noun
Se·​phar·​di | \ sə-ˈfär-dē How to pronounce Sephardi (audio) \
plural Sephardim\ sə-​ˈfär-​dəm How to pronounce Sephardim (audio) \

Definition of Sephardi

: 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

Other Words from Sephardi

Sephardic \ sə-​ˈfär-​dik How to pronounce Sephardic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Sephardi

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sephardi

Late Hebrew sĕphāradhī, from sĕphāradh Spain, from Hebrew, region where Jews were once exiled (Obadiah 1:20)

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