Ashkenazim

[ ahsh-kuh-nah-zim ]
/ ˌɑʃ kəˈnɑ zɪm /

plural noun, singular Ash·ke·naz·i [ahsh-kuh-nah-zee] /ˌɑʃ kəˈnɑ zi/.

Jews of central and eastern Europe, or their descendants, distinguished from the Sephardim chiefly by their liturgy, religious customs, and pronunciation of Hebrew.

Origin of Ashkenazim

1830–40; < post-Biblical Hebrew ashkənazzīm, plural of ashkənazzī, equivalent to ashkənaz Ashkenaz + suffix of appurtenance

OTHER WORDS FROM Ashkenazim

Ash·ke·naz·ic, adjective
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