achdus (AKH-duus) listen
achdut (akh-DOOT) listen
achdus (UHKH-dihs) listen


  • n. Unity, solidarity.

Example Sentences

  • "The bochrim in a shiur make more progress when they have achdus." (Weiser)

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Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb. אַחְדוּת achdut 'unity' (from אחד echad 'one') > Yid. אחדות akhdes

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      achdus, akhdut, akhdus, ahdut, ahdus, achdes, akhdes

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