noun, often capitalized
mas·​kil | \ ˈmäˌskēl \
plural maskilim\ ˌmä(ˌ)skēˈlēm \

Definition of maskil

: a person versed in Hebrew or Yiddish literature especially : a follower or adherent of the Haskalah movement

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maskilic \ məˈskilik , mäˈ-​ \ adjective, often capitalized

History and Etymology for maskil

New Hebrew maśkīl, literally, enlightened, intellectual

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“Maskil.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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to assert without proof or before proving

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