יהודי

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
י־ד־ה

Etymology[edit]

From יהודה(y'hudá) +‎ ־י().

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

יְהוּדִי (y'hudí) (feminine יְהוּדִיתor יְהוּדִיָּה‎, masculine plural יְהוּדִיִים‎, feminine plural יְהוּדִיוֹת‎)

  1. Jewish: being a Jew, or relating to Jews or Judaism.
    • Esther 2:5, with translation of the International Standard Version:
      אִ֣ישׁ יְהוּדִ֔י הָיָ֖ה בְּשׁוּשַׁ֣ן הַבִּירָ֑ה וּשְׁמ֣וֹ מָרְדֳּכַ֗י בֶּ֣ן יָאִ֧יר בֶּן־שִׁמְעִ֛י בֶּן־קִ֖ישׁ אִ֥ישׁ יְמִינִֽי:‎‎
      In Susa the capital there was a Jewish man from the tribe of Benjamin, Jair's son Mordecai, who was a descendant of Kish's son Shimei the descendant of Benjamin.
  2. (Early Biblical) Judahite (pertaining to the Tribe of Judah)

Usage notes[edit]

The feminine form יְהוּדִיָּה‎ is used only for people, while the form יְהוּדִית‎ can be used for either people or things.

Noun[edit]

יְהוּדִי (y'hudím (plural indefinite יְהוּדִים‎, plural construct יְהוּדֵי־, feminine counterpart יְהוּדִיָּה‎)

  1. Jew, Jewish person
  2. (Early Biblical) Judahite (member of the Tribe of Judah)

Proper noun[edit]

יְהוּדִי (y'hudím

  1. A male given name

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Yehudi

See also[edit]