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Yiddish

Definition:

a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Yiddish yidish, from Middle High German jüdisch "Jewish" (in phrase jüdisch...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Yiddish language | Yiddish

a High German language of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, spoken in many parts of the world. It developed as a fusion of different German dialects with adstrats of Hebrew, Aramaic and Slavic vocabulary and some traces of vocabulary from the Romance languages... (41 of 8103 words, pronunciation, 10 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Yiddish language

Collins Dictionary:

Yiddish | Judaeo-German

a language spoken as a vernacular by Jews in Europe and elsewhere by Jewish ... | in or relating to this language (21 of 433 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/yiddish

Oxford Dictionary:

Yiddish

a language used by Jews in central and eastern Europe before the Holocaust. ... | relating to Yiddish (17 of 89 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Yiddish

Wiktionary:

Yiddish | Jewish [synonym, sense-specific]

Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language. | [informal] Jewish. | A West Germanic language that developed from Middle High German dialects, with an admixture of vocabulary from multiple source languages including Hebrew-Aramaic, Romance, Slavic,... (33 of 86 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Yiddish

American Heritage Dictionary:

Yiddish

The language historically of Ashkenazic Jews of Central and Eastern Europe, resulting from a fusion of elements derived principally from medieval ... (21 of 70 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/yiddish

Merriam-Webster:

Yiddish

a High German language written in Hebrew characters that is spoken by Jews and descendants of Jews of central and eastern European origin (23 of 70 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/yiddish

New World Dictionary:

Yiddish

a language derived from Middle High German, spoken by East European Jews ... | of or in this language (18 of 65 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/yiddish

Random House Dictionary:

Yiddish

a High German language with an admixture of vocabulary from Hebrew and the ... | of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Yiddish. (21 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/yiddish

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Yiddish [uncountable]

a language spoken mainly by Jewish people who come from Central and Eastern Europe. Yiddish is a mixture of Hebrew and an old form of German. (26 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Yiddish

Yiddish [adjective]

relating to the Yiddish language and culture (7 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Yiddish 4

Cambridge Dictionary:

Yiddish [entry 1]

a language spoken by some Jewish people, which is related to German (12 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/yiddish 1

Yiddish [entry 2]

in or relating to Yiddish (5 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/yiddish 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Yiddish language

one of the many Germanic languages that form a branch of the Indo-European language family. Yiddish is the language of the Ashkenazim, central and ... (24 of 647 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/653218​/Yiddish-language

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Yiddish language

a member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages; German language). ... (22 of 424 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0853078​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

Yiddish

a language derived from a medieval German dialect and written in Hebrew script, spoken by some Jews in Europe, Israel, and North and South America. It ... (26 of 412 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706997​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Yiddish

First use: 1875

Origin: Yiddish yidish, from Middle High German jüdisch "Jewish" (in phrase jüdisch deutsch "Jewish-German"), from jude "Jew", ... (17 of 35 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=yiddish

Wiktionary:

Yiddish

Origin: Yiddish The etymology of this word is mostly obscure. ייִדיש, from Yidish Daytsh, from Middle High German jüdisch diutsch ("Jewish German"), cognate with German jüdisch ("Jewish").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Yiddish

Merriam-Webster:

Yiddish

First use: 1875

Origin: Yiddish yidish, short for yidish daytsh, literally, Jewish German, from Middle High German jüdisch diutsch, from jüdisch ... (18 of 24 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/yiddish

American Heritage Dictionary:

Yiddish

Origin: Yiddish yidish, Jewish, Yiddish, from Middle High German jüdisch, Jewish, from jude, jüde, ... (13 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/yiddish

New World Dictionary:

Yiddish

Origin: Yiddish yidish, for German jüdisch-(deutsch), Jewish-(German) from jüdisch, Jewish from Jude, a Jew from Latin Judaeus: see "Jew"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/yiddish

Oxford Dictionary:

Yiddish

First use: late 19th century

Origin: Yiddish yidish (daytsh) "Jewish (German)"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Yiddish

Collins Dictionary:

Yiddish

First use: 19th century

Origin: from German jüdisch, from JudeJew

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/yiddish

Encarta Dictionary:

Yiddish

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Yiddish yidish (daytsh) "Jewish (German)" from Middle High German jüdisch diutsch from jüde "Jewish person" from Latin Judaeus

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706997​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Yiddish

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Yiddish"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/yiddish

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Yiddish [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Yiddish"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Yiddish

Yiddish [adjective]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Yiddish"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Yiddish 4

Macmillan American Dictionary:

Yiddish [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Yiddish"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Yiddish

Yiddish [adjective]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Yiddish"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Yiddish 4

Cambridge Dictionary:

Yiddish [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Yiddish"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Yiddish"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/yiddish 1

the Free Dictionary:

Yiddish

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Yiddish"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Yiddish"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Yiddish" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Yiddish

Google Dictionary:

Yiddish

Audio: English pronunciation of "Yiddish"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=Yiddish

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Yiddish

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Yiddish"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=yiddis​01 word=Yiddish

YourDictionary Audio:

Yiddish

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Yiddish" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/yiddish

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