Ashkenazi

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אַשְׁכְּנַז (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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Ashkenazi (comparative more Ashkenazi, superlative most Ashkenazi)

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

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Noun[edit]

Ashkenazi (plural Ashkenazim)

  1. An Askhenazi Jew.

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