n. (plural) Jews who originate from Germany and France.
adj. Of or relating to the culture, customs, or ancestry of the Ashkenazi group of Jews.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
אשכנזי ashkenazi 'from Ashkenaz' where "Medieval rabbis dubbed Germany Ashkenaz, after a passage in Jeremiah (51:27), and decided that after the Flood, one of Noah's great-grandsons, named Ashkenaz, had settled in Germany" (Rosten).
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
Ashkenazim, Ashkenazis, Ashkenazees, Ashkenazeem
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