Litvak

[lit-vahk]

Origin of Litvak

1890–95; < Yiddish litvak < Polish litwak Lithuanian person (now obsolete in this sense), derivative of Litwa Lithuania
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Word Origin and History for litvak

Litvak

n.

"Jew from Lithuania," 1892, from Polish Litwak "Lithuanian Jew," originally simply "man from Lithuania."

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