plural noun, singular Se·phar·di [suh-fahr-dee, suh-fahr-dee] /səˈfɑr di, sə fɑrˈdi/.
Origin of Sephardim
Examples from the Web for sephardi
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, master of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, dithered about which of his sons to run for Sephardi chief rabbi.
But the most disturbing part of the campaign may be the candidacy of Shmuel Eliahu for Sephardi chief rabbi.
By implying that the last Sephardi poet to warrant commemoration lived 900 years ago, Bibi did not placate critics.
His second blunder is a direct result of the first: his alienation of the religious Sephardi party, Shas.
What have they to say against a Sephardi marrying a Tedesco?
Why should I not permit you, a Tedesco, to return the hospitality to me, a Sephardi?
Manasseh added winningly: "I know you are a gentleman, capable of behaving as finely as any Sephardi."
These things are an instinct with every right-minded Sephardi.
What a bad effect it would have on Yankelé if a Sephardi was seen to vow with impunity!
British Dictionary definitions for sephardi
noun plural -dim (-dɪm) Judaism
- a Jew of Spanish, Portuguese, or North African descent
- (loosely) any Oriental Jew
Word Origin for Sephardi
Word Origin and History for sephardi
plural of Sephardi "a Spanish or Portuguese Jew" (1851), from Modern Hebrew Sepharaddim "Spaniards, Jews of Spain," from Sepharad, name of a country mentioned only in Obad. v:20, probably meaning "Asia Minor" or a part of it (Lydia, Phrygia), but identified by the rabbis after the Jonathan Targum as "Spain." Related: Sephardic.