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Ashkenazi

/ (ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪ) /
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noun plural -zim (-zɪm)
(modifier) of or relating to the Jews of Germany and E Europe
a Jew of German or E European descent
the pronunciation of Hebrew used by these Jews
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Word Origin for Ashkenazi

C19: Late Hebrew, from Hebrew Ashkenaz, the son of Gomer (Genesis 10:3; I Chronicles 1:6), a descendant of Noah through Japheth, and hence taken to be identified with the ancient Ascanians of Phrygia and, in the medieval period, the Germans
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