adj. Of or relating to the culture, customs, or ancestry of Jews whose ancestors came from the Iberian Peninsula before the Jewish expulsion.
n. (In plural) Jews whose ancestors came from the Iberian Peninsula before the Jewish expulsion.
"The customs of Sephardic Jews differ in many ways from those of Ashkenazi Jews."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
from ספרד sefarád 'medieval Spain'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- 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).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
Sefardic, Sephardi, Sefardi, Sefaradi, Sepharadi
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