Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Ladino.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script

Etymologies

From Latin Iūdaeus, Jewish, from Greek Ioudaios; see Jew.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • They converse in English and Yiddish, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and German.

    Weaving Women's Words: Seattle Stories

  • Judy Frankel, an acclaimed singer of Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) music, passed away in 2008.

    Judith - Highlighted Judiths

  • Louise’s conversation and memories are filled with Ladino [Judeo-Spanish] words and phrases spoken within Spanish-Sephardic Jewish cultur

    Personal Information for Louise Azoze

  • As a solo performer, she sang not only the Ladino/Judeo-Spanish songs she was known for, but also songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, and some 20 other languages.

    Judith - Highlighted Judiths

  • In 1994, she went to Macau and spoke with East Timor refugees, learning a song about peace from one of them, a song she subsequently sang in Lisbon for an audience which included the then president of Portugal, Judeo-Spanish writer and long-time Jewish supporter.

    We Remember - Judy Frankel, 1942 - 2008

  • Dr. Judith R. Cohen is a performer and ethnomusicologist specializing in Judeo-Spanish ( "Ladino") Sephardic songs, as well as in medieval and traditional music, including Balkan, Portuguese, Yiddish, and French Canadian, pan-European balladry, and songs from Crypto-Jewish regions of the Portuguese-Spanish border.

    We Remember - Judy Frankel, 1942 - 2008

  • As a solo performer, she sang not only the Ladino/Judeo-Spanish songs most of us know her for, but also songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, and a total of some twenty other languages garnering frequent appreciative comments on her good pronunciation.

    We Remember - Judy Frankel, 1942 - 2008

  • By the 1930s, the American Judeo-Spanish press estimated the total Ladino-speaking population nationally at roughly fifty thousand.

    Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Press in the United States.

  • Two women were particularly vociferous regarding the social status of Judeo-Spanish women.

    Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Press in the United States.

  • Although Ladino literacy was more prevalent among Sephardic men, Judeo-Spanish publications did assume some female readership.

    Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Press in the United States.

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