Galitzianer

Pronunciations

Galitzianer (GAH-lits-YAH-ner) listen

Definitions

  • n. A Jew with ancestry in the Galicia region of Eastern Europe.

  • adj. Of or relating to the culture, customs, language, or ancestry of Jews with ancestry in the Galicia region of Eastern Europe.

Example Sentences

  • "My bubbe's Galitzianer pronunciation hurts my Standard-Yiddish-speaking ears."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • גאַליציאַנער galitzyaner 'adj. Galician; n. a Jew from Galicia'

    • Who Uses This

      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      Galitsianer

Notes

  • "Galitzianers are contrasted with the other ethnic subdivisions of Ashkenazic Jews, the Litvaks, by geography, differences in Yiddish pronunciation, and interpretation of Jewish law" (JPS).

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