Ιουδαία

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Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἰουδαίᾱ (Ioudaíā).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iuˈðea/
  • Hyphenation: Ι‧ου‧δαί‧α

Proper Noun[edit]

Ιουδαία (Ioudaíaf

  1. (historical) Judea (ancient kingdom)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἰουδαίᾱ (Ioudaíā).

Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iuˈðea/
  • Hyphenation: Ι‧ου‧δαί‧α

Noun[edit]

Ιουδαία (Ioudaíaf (plural Ιουδαίες, masculine Ιουδαίος)

  1. Jew, Jewess (a female who follows the religion of Judaism)
  2. (historical) Judean (a female who is from Judea)

Usage notes[edit]

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

  • Εβραία f (Evraía) 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.
  • Ιουδαία f (Ioudaía) is an older term and covers ethnic, religious, historical and cultural meanings.
  • Ισραηλίτισσα f (Israilítissa) covers only the religious aspect.
  • Ισραηλινή f (Israiliní) is a term for anyone who lives or is from the modern state of Israel.
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