Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of Ashkenazi.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hebrew אַשְׁכְּנַזִּים (ashk'nazím), plural of אַשְׁכְּנַזִּי (ashk'nazí), from אַשְׁכֲּנַז (ashk'naz, "Ashkenaz"), son of Gomer, grandson of Japheth, and great-grandson of Noah, mythical progenitor of the Ascanians of Phrygia, and later, in mediaeval times, identified with the Germans.

Examples

  • I am a carrier for a deficiency found in Ashkenazim and Kerry Blue Terriers (and I don’t see any tail on you, boy) having to do with clotting factor XI that they don’t quite know what it does.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Putting Lipstick on the Health-Reform Pig:

  • There are geneticists who make further conclusion that even though the idea of Ashkenazim assimilated genetically with their North and Central-European host population is refuted, they can substitute it with South-Europeans Italians, French, Greeks and Spanish being among the ancestors of contemporary Ashkenazim as well as Sefardim.

    Genetic studies indicate what Jews already knew…

  • "Ashkenazim," because the rabbis call Germany Ashkenaz.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Also, the Sephardim were generally younger, more conservative, and nearer the bottom of the economic ladder and they resented the more prosperous and sophisticated Jewish immigrants from Europe and America known as Ashkenazim, who had furnished almost all of Israel’s previous leaders.

    Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Also, the Sephardim were generally younger, more conservative, and nearer the bottom of the economic ladder and they resented the more prosperous and sophisticated Jewish immigrants from Europe and America known as Ashkenazim, who had furnished almost all of Israel’s previous leaders.

    Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Also, the Sephardim were generally younger, more conservative, and nearer the bottom of the economic ladder and they resented the more prosperous and sophisticated Jewish immigrants from Europe and America known as Ashkenazim, who had furnished almost all of Israel’s previous leaders.

    Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Also, the Sephardim were generally younger, more conservative, and nearer the bottom of the economic ladder and they resented the more prosperous and sophisticated Jewish immigrants from Europe and America known as Ashkenazim, who had furnished almost all of Israel’s previous leaders.

    Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Also, the Sephardim were generally younger, more conservative, and nearer the bottom of the economic ladder and they resented the more prosperous and sophisticated Jewish immigrants from Europe and America known as Ashkenazim, who had furnished almost all of Israel’s previous leaders.

    Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Also, the Sephardim were generally younger, more conservative, and nearer the bottom of the economic ladder and they resented the more prosperous and sophisticated Jewish immigrants from Europe and America known as Ashkenazim, who had furnished almost all of Israel’s previous leaders.

    Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Do non-racial "Ashkenazim" Jews have a home land in modern Israel?

    WN.com - Photown News

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.