Εβραίος

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἑβραῖος (Hebraîos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /evˈɾeos/
  • Hyphenation: Ε‧βραί‧ος

Noun[edit]

Εβραίος (Evraíosm (plural Εβραίοι, feminine Εβραία)

  1. Jew (a male who follows the religion of Judaism)
  2. Hebrew (a male who is from the Semitic tribe that lived in ancient Palestine)

Usage notes[edit]

The terms used in Greek for the Jewish people vary in their shades of meaning:

  • Εβραίος m (Evraíos) refers to the Hebrews and their religious background and the associated religious culture. It is the dominant word in use today for the Jews in general.
  • Ιουδαίος m (Ioudaíos) is an older term and covers ethnic, religious, historical and cultural meanings.
  • Ισραηλίτης m (Israilítis) covers only the religious aspect.
  • Ισραηλινός m (Israilinós) is a term for anyone who lives or is from the modern state of Israel.

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