a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
A West Germanic language that developed from Middle High German dialects, with an admixture of vocabulary from multiple source languages including Hebrew-Aramaic, Romance, Slavic, English, etc., and written in Hebrew characters which is used mainly among Ashkenazic Jews from central and eastern Europe.
Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language.
Origin: The etymology of this word is mostly obscure. ייִדיש, from Yidish Daytsh, from jüdisch diutsch, cognate with German jüdisch. (also called Judeo-German, Judendeutsch; see Ashkenazi)
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yid′ish, n. a strange compound of very corrupt Hebrew and ancient or provincial German spoken by the commoner Jews—extensively in the East End of London.—ns. Yid, Yidd′isher, a Jew. [Ger. jüdisch, Jewish.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a kind of mongrel language spoken by foreign Jews in England.
The numerical value of yiddish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of yiddish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- γερμανοεβραϊκή διάλεκτοςGreek
- 이디시 말의Korean
- Eskenazi diliTurkish
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