Judaism

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See also: Judaïsm

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From Middle English Iudaisme, from Late Latin iūdaismus, from Ancient Greek Ἰουδαισμός (Ioudaismós), from Ῐ̓ουδαῖος (Ioudaîos) + -ισμός (-ismós), from Ῐ̓ούδᾱ (Ioúdā) + -ιος (-ios), from Biblical Hebrew יְהוּדָה(Yəhūḏā(h), Judah). Doublet of Judezmo.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒuːˌdeɪ.ɪz.əm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒuː.deɪˌɪz.əm/, /ˈd͡ʒuː.diˌɪz.əm/, /ˈd͡ʒuː.dəˌɪz.əm/, /d͡ʒuˈdeɪˌɪz.əm/
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Judaism (usually uncountable, plural Judaisms)

  1. An Abrahamic religion tracing its origin to the Hebrew people of the ancient Middle East, as documented in their religious writings, the Tanakh.
    • 2021, Dr Philippa Kaye, Doctors Get Cancer Too, Vie Books, page 216:
      I am a person of faith, and I am proud of my Judaism, its culture, its traditions and most importantly its belief in the family.

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