Shoah

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew שׁוֹאָה(šōʾā, catastrophe).

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Shoah

  1. The systematic mass murder of 6 million Jews perpetrated by Nazi Germany shortly before and during World War II.
    • 1999, Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon:
      I never knew him, or any of my other relatives who died in the Shoah. But I would gladly dump every ounce of that gold into the ocean, just to give them a decent burial.

Usage notes[edit]

The term "Holocaust" may be synonymous with "Shoah" or may denote something broader; see the usage note at Holocaust.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology[edit]

Hebrew שואה(catastrophe)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃɔ.a/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Shoah f

  1. Holocaust, Shoah

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Shoah

  1. Shoah
    Synonym: Olocausto

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew שׁוֹאָה‎‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʂɔ.a/, /ˈʂɔ.ax/
  • Rhymes: -ɔa, -ɔax
  • Syllabification: sho‧ah

Proper noun[edit]

Shoah n (indeclinable)

  1. (historical, literary) Shoah (mass murder of Jews perpetrated by the Nazi Germany)
    Synonyms: Holocaust, Holokaust

Further reading[edit]

  • Shoah in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Shoah in Polish dictionaries at PWN