еврей

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See also: евреи and єврей

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

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евре́й (jevréjm anim (genitive евре́я, nominative plural евре́и, genitive plural евре́ев, feminine евре́йка)

  1. Jew, Hebrew

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  • The word еврей 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 иудаист (iudaist) are used.

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