Definitions for ashkenaziˌɑʃ kəˈnɑ zi; -ˈnɑ zɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ash•ke•naz•iˌɑʃ kəˈnɑ zi; -ˈnɑ zɪm(n.)(pl.)-naz•im

  1. a Jew of central or E European origin or ancestry; a member of one of the two main branches of world Jewry distinguished from each other by liturgy, ritual, and pronunciation of Hebrew.

    Category: Judaism

    Ref: Compare Sephardi .

Origin of Ashkenazi:

1830–40; < post-Biblical Heb ashkənazzīm, pl. of ashkənazzī <ashkənaz medieval Heb name for Germany


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ashkenazi(noun)

    a Jew of eastern European or German descent


  1. Ashkenazi(Noun)

    An Askhenazi Jew.

  2. Ashkenazi(Adjective)

    Of or relating to Jews of German and Eastern Europe origin, and their traditions, customs, and rituals.

  3. Origin: From Hebrew Ashkenaz . Biblical Ashkenaz was the son of Japheth and grandson of Noah. His descendants were identified with Germans by medieval Jewish tradition.


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