from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An adherent of Judaism as a religion or culture.
- n. A member of the widely dispersed people originally descended from the ancient Hebrews and sharing an ethnic heritage based on Judaism.
- n. A native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Judah.
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- n. An adherent of Judaism.
- n. A person who claims a cultural or ancestral connection to the Jewish people (see secular Jew).
- v. Alternative capitalization of jew
Middle English Jeu, from Old French giu, from Latin Iūdaeus, from Greek Ioudaios, from Aramaic yəhudāy, from Hebrew yəhûdî, inhabitant of Judah, from yəhûdâ, Judah; see Judah2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French juiu, gyu, from Latin Iūdaeus, from Ancient Greek Ἰουδαῖος (Ioudaios), from Hebrew יהודי (Yehudi) (Wiktionary)