еврей

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See also: евреи and єврей

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἑβραῖος (Hebraîos), from Aramaic עִבְרָי(ʿiḇrāy), from Hebrew עִבְרִי('ivrí, ʿiḇrī), from Hebrew עבר('éver, ʿéḇer).

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  • IPA(key): [(j)ɪˈvrʲej]
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евре́й (jevréjm anim (genitive евре́я, nominative plural евре́и, genitive plural евре́ев, feminine евре́йка)

  1. Jew, Hebrew
    соблюда́ющий евре́йsobljudájuščij jevréjobservant Jew
    евре́й-хасидjevréj-xasidHasidic Jew

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word евре́й is used to refer to any person of Jewish ancestry, regardless of religious beliefs. When specifically referring to a follower of Judaism, the words иуде́й (iudéj) and иудаи́ст (iudaíst) are used.

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