plural landsmanshaften
: a Jewish association of landsleit organized especially for social and philanthropic purposes

Word History


Yiddish, from German landsmannschaft association of compatriots, from landsmann compatriot (from Middle High German lantsman) + -schaft (from Old High German scaf- ship)

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“Landsmanshaft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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