adj. Entire, complete.
Languages of Origin
גאַנץ gants 'whole, entire'
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
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gantze, gantse, ganze, gantsa, gantza, gantsah, gantzah
Gantseh (as before "megillah" or "mishpochah," which are feminine in Yiddish) has the singular feminine ending -e (גאַנצע in Yiddish). This seems to be the ending used before all nouns in Jewish-English.
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