landsmanshaft

noun lands·man·shaft \ˈläntsmənˌshäft\

Definition of landsmanshaft

plural

landsmanshaften

\-ftən\
  1. :  a Jewish association of landsleit organized especially for social and philanthropic purposes

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Origin and Etymology of landsmanshaft

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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