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Sephardim

[ suh-fahr-dim, -fahr-deem ]
/ səˈfɑr dɪm, -fɑrˈdim /
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plural noun, singular Se·phar·di [suh-fahr-dee, suh-fahr-dee]. /səˈfɑr di, sə fɑrˈdi/.
Jews of Spain and Portugal or their descendants, distinguished from the Ashkenazim and other Jewish communities chiefly by their liturgy, religious customs, and pronunciation of Hebrew: after expulsion from Spain and Portugal in 1492, established communities in North Africa, the Balkans, Western Europe, and elsewhere.
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Origin of Sephardim

First recorded in 1850–55; from Modern Hebrew Səphāraddīm, plural of Səphāraddī, equivalent to Hebrew Səphāradh, a region mentioned in Bible (Obadiah 20), probably in northern Asia Minor, but later interpreted to be Spain + a suffix indicating relationship or origin

OTHER WORDS FROM Sephardim

Se·phar·dic, adjective
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