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Meaning of "Ashkenazi" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ASHKENAZI

Late Hebrew, from Hebrew Ashkenaz, the son of Gomer (Genesis 10:3; I Chronicles 1:6), a descendant of Noah through Japheth, and hence taken to be identified with the ancient Ascanians of Phrygia and, in the medieval period, the Germans.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ASHKENAZI

Ashkenazi  [ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASHKENAZI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ashkenazi is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ASHKENAZI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ashkenazi

Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or simply Ashkenazim, are a Jewish ethnic division, which coalesced in the Holy Roman Empire around the turn of the first millennium. The traditional language of Ashkenazi Jews consisted of various dialects of Yiddish. They established communities throughout Central and Eastern Europe, which had been their primary region of concentration and residence until recent times, evolving their own distinctive characteristics and diasporic identities. Once emancipated, weaving Jewish creativity into the texture of European life, the Ashkenazi made a 'quite disproportionate and remarkable contribution to humanity', and to European culture in all fields of endeavour: philosophy, scholarship, literature, art, music and science. The genocidal impact of the Holocaust, the mass murder of approximately six million Jews during World War II devastated the Ashkenazi and their Yiddish culture, affecting almost every Jewish family. It is estimated that in the 11th century Ashkenazi Jews composed only three percent of the world's Jewish population, while at their peak in 1931 they accounted for 92 percent of the world's Jews.

Definition of Ashkenazi in the English dictionary

The first definition of Ashkenazi in the dictionary is of or relating to the Jews of Germany and E Europe. Other definition of Ashkenazi is a Jew of German or E European descent. Ashkenazi is also the pronunciation of Hebrew used by these Jews.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ASHKENAZI


Abkhazi
æbˈkɑːzɪ
Ashkenazy
ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪ
Bengasi
bɛnˈɡɑːzɪ
Benghazi
bɛnˈɡɑːzɪ
darzi
ˈdɑːzɪ
ghazi
ˈɡɑːzɪ
kamikaze
ˌkæmɪˈkɑːzɪ
khazi
ˈkɑːzɪ
Stasi
ˈstɑːzɪ
Swazi
ˈswɑːzɪ
umfazi
ʊmˈfɑːzɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ASHKENAZI

Ashford
Ashgabat
ashier
ashiest
ashine
ashiness
ashiver
Ashkenazic
Ashkenazim
Ashkenazy
ashkey
Ashkhabad
ashlar
ashlar veneer
ashlaring
ashler
ashless
Ashley

WORDS THAT END LIKE ASHKENAZI

Abruzzi
anti-Nazi
Barozzi
brand Nazi
Buthelezi
feminazi
intermezzi
Jacuzzi
jalfrezi
Jozi
Mengzi
Nazi
neo-Nazi
Paolozzi
paparazzi
Pestalozzi
scherzi
Uffizi
Uzi
Zambezi

Synonyms and antonyms of Ashkenazi in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Ashkenazi» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ASHKENAZI

Find out the translation of Ashkenazi to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Ashkenazi from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Ashkenazi» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

德系
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Ashkenazi
570 millions of speakers

English

Ashkenazi
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Ashkenazi
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

اشكنازي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ашкенази
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Ashkenazi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Ashkenazi
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Ashkenazi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ashkenazi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ashkenazi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アシュケナージ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아시 케 나지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ashkenazi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Ashkenazi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அஸ்கினாஜி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अश्केनाझी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ashkenazi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Ashkenazi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aszkenazyjskich
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ашкеназі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ashkenazi
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ασκενάζι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Ashkenazi
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Ashkenazi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Ashkenazi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Ashkenazi

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ASHKENAZI»

The term «Ashkenazi» is regularly used and occupies the 73.179 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ASHKENAZI» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Ashkenazi» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Ashkenazi» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Ashkenazi

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASHKENAZI»

Discover the use of Ashkenazi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Ashkenazi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Handbook of Japanese Mythology
An introductory guide to the mythology of Japan--one of the most pervasive yet least understood facets of Japanese culture.
Michael Ashkenazi, 2003
2
Food Culture in Japan
This timely book satisfies the new interest and taste for Japanese food, providing information on foodstuffs, cooking styles, etiquette, and more.
Michael Ashkenazi, Jeanne Jacob, 2003
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Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico: Ideologies in the Structuring of a ...
Nevertheless, until then, the goal of continuity had dominated the community dialogue and was affirmed, albeit imperfectly, through most organizations and activities of the Ashkenazi community. The ethnic language was included as an ...
Adina Cimet, 2012
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The Brothers Ashkenazi
Breaking away from the introspective shtetl tales of classic nineteenth-century writers, I. J. Singer brought to Yiddish literature the multilayered plots, large casts of characters, and narrative sweep of the traditional European novel.
I.J. Singer, 2010
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The Origin of Ashkenazi Jewry: The Controversy Unraveled
This book conveys new insights into a century-old controversy. Jits van Straten argues that there is no evidence for the most common assumption that German Jews fled en masse to Eastern Europe to constitute East European Jewry.
Jits van Straten, 2011
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Ethnic Politics in Israel: The Margins and the Ashkenazi Centre
Offering an analysis on contemporary Israeli democracy, this book examines in particular society and politics from the perspectives of the different ethnic groups outside of the Ashkenazi mainstream.
As'ad Ghanem, 2010
7
Matsuri: Festivals of a Japanese Town
A study of the importance of festivals in Japanese society which also contains a bilingual glossary.
Michael Ashkenazi, 1993
8
Pinkas, Kahal, and the Mediene: The Records of Dutch ...
Scholars of the rich history of the Jews in the Dutch Republic have tended to concentrate on the remarkable story of Amsterdam.
Stefan Litt, 2008
9
New Challenges in Superconductivity: Experimental Advances ...
... Florida, 11-14 January 2004 Josef Ashkenazi, Mikhail V. Eremin, Joshua L. Cohn. AND THE PHYSICS OF THE HIGH TCT CUPRATES J. Ashkenazi Physics Department, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248046, Coral Gables, FL 33124, U.S.A. ...
Josef Ashkenazi, Mikhail V. Eremin, Joshua L. Cohn, 2006
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Ethiopian Jews and Israel
Ethiopian Jews have been immigrating to Israel in ever increasing numbers since 1979. This volume describes the phenomenon and explains the issues related to the Ethiopians' absorption by Israeli society.
Michael Ashkenazi, Alex Weingrod, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASHKENAZI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Ashkenazi is used in the context of the following news items.
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Many Ashkenazi Haredim Oppose Anti-Sefardi Discrimination In …
44.5% agreed that, "I wish the Gedolim [top Ashkenazi haredi rabbis] would intervene in this matter" and deal with it. Yoav Laloum, who has led ... «FailedMessiah.com, Jul 15»
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Israel's rabbinate is winning the battles for religious monopoly, but …
Israel's Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau. Photo by Moti Milrod. Text size. Comments (0). «Haaretz, Jul 15»
3
Can an 'Fro' ever really be Jewish?
Having spent 5 solid years in and around the Orthodox Ashkenazi Jewish community I was starting to miss my Afro and I wondered what I ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
4
It's taken me 30 years, but I'm proud to say I'm ginger
My own, I think, comes from my Ashkenazi Jewish relatives from central Europe. My great, great uncle, the first Austrian Jew to be put under ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
AmfAR Throws Dinner in Paris
Other guests included Michelle Rodriguez, Lily Donaldson, Anthony Vaccarello, Dita Von Teese, Goga Ashkenazi, Antoine Arnault and Natalia ... «WWD, Jul 15»
6
If You Still Think Humans Come In Distinct 'Races,' This Biologist …
... the relatively high frequency of some genetic diseases in Ashkenazi Jews could reflect the small original populations in Eastern Europe). «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
7
'Men Have Breasts Too'
Among people of Ashkenazi descent, that number rises to 1 in 40-a tenfold ... For anyone of Ashkenazi origin, learning more about BRCA may ... «Jewish United Fund, Jul 15»
8
The Sobar-Hoping to be Jerusalem's first live music club for young …
Contact Yishai Ashkenazi, CEO of AMI-Neshima at 972-258/76767. Their address is P.O. Box 2454, Jerusalem, Israel 9102302. They also have ... «Heritage Florida Jewish News, Jul 15»
9
Netanyahu And Haredim Scrap Conversion Reform, Vote To Give …
Netanyahu and his Likud Party promised the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ) in writing that it would support canceling the ... «FailedMessiah.com, Jul 15»
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Gas isn't flowing, but coalition is rife with bad blood
On Wednesday, former army Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi had lunch in Tel Aviv with Hillel Kobrinsky, a high-tech entrepreneur and MK Lapid's ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»

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