maskil

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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Other Words from maskil

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

History and Etymology for maskil

New Hebrew maśkīl, literally, enlightened, intellectual

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