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Judaic

[joo-dey-ik]
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  1. of or relating to Judaism: the Judaic idea of justice.
  2. of or relating to the Jews; Jewish.
Also Ju·da·i·cal.

Origin of Judaic

1605–15; < Latin jūdaicus < Greek ioudaikós, equivalent to Ioudaî(os) Jew + -ikos -ic
Related formsJu·da·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti-Ju·da·ic, adjective
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Judaic

Judaical

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Jews or Judaism
  2. a less common word for Jewish
Derived FormsJudaically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for judaic

Judaic

adj.

1610s, from Middle French judaïque (15c.), and directly from Latin Iudaicus, from Greek Ioudaikos, from Ioudaios "Jew" (see Jew). Earlier in same sense was Judaical (late 15c.).

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