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
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.
Ref: Compare Sephardi .
Origin of Ashkenazi:
1830–40; < post-Biblical Heb ashkənazzīm, pl. of ashkənazzī <ashkənaz medieval Heb name for Germany
a Jew of eastern European or German descent
An Askhenazi Jew.
Of or relating to Jews of German and Eastern Europe origin, and their traditions, customs, and rituals.
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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