maskil

noun, often capitalized mas·kil \ ˈmäˌskēl \

Definition of maskil

plural maskilim \ˌmä(ˌ)skēˈlēm\
: a person versed in Hebrew or Yiddish literature; especially : a follower or adherent of the Haskalah movement

maskilic

\məˈskilik, mäˈ-\ adjective, often capitalized

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Origin and Etymology of maskil

New Hebrew maśkīl, literally, enlightened, intellectual


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