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Alternative forms[edit]


Borrowed from Yiddish ייִדיש (yidish), itself from Middle High German jüdesch, from Old High German judeisc. Compare Lithuanian jidiš, Polish jidysz, Russian и́диш (ídiš), Ukrainian ї́диш (jídyš).


  • IPA(key): [ˈjidɨʂ]
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Proper noun[edit]

і́дыш (ídyšm inan (genitive і́дыша, uncountable)

  1. the Yiddish language
    кні́га на і́дышkníha na ídyša book in Yiddish
    ён размаўля́е на і́дышjon razmaŭljáje na ídyšhe speaks Yiddish

Usage notes[edit]

  • There does not exist an adjectival -скі (-ski) form for Yiddish. To express "in Yiddish", it should be written with на, as in the collocation, or as на мове ідыш (na móvje idyš, literally in the Yiddish language). To express "speak Yiddish", на is also used, instead of па-...ску.
  • Similarly to Ukrainian (but differently to Russian), the noun is not inflected after на.


Related terms[edit]


  • ідыш” in Belarusian–Russian dictionaries and Belarusian dictionaries at slounik.org