hamsayeh

Alternative Spellings

hamsaye

Definitions

  • neighbor

Example Sentences

  • "We are standing up for policies that reflect our Persian and Jewish values –– of being a good hamsayeh or neighbors to our Black neighbors who are unjustly targeted by our justice system." (https://forward.com/news/national/457588/in-las-persian-jewish-community-not-everyones-for-trump/)

Languages of Origin

Farsi

Etymology

ham 'shared' + sayeh 'shade' (lit. shared shade)

Who Uses This

Persian: Jews with recent ancestry in Iran

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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