achdut

Pronunciations

achdus (ACH-dus)
achdut (ach-DOOT)

Definitions

  • n. "Sense of common purpose fostering harmony: unity, solidarity." (Weiser)

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • 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)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • 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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