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Definition of Yiddish

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pertaining to the Yiddish language, of the language spoken mainly by the Jews of eastern Europe
language spoken mainly by the Jews of eastern Europe
Yiddish Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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yiddish
\yid"dish\ (?), n. [g. jüdisch, prop., jewish, fr. jude jew. see jew, jewish.] a language used by german and other jews, being a middle german dialect developed under hebrew and slavic influence. it is written in hebrew characters.
yiddish
n : a dialect of high german including some hebrew and other words; spoken as a vernacular by european jews [syn: yiddish]



JM Languages
Yiddish is a language spoken by Eastern and Central European Jews since about 1000 AD.
Yiddish is a Germanic language with elements of Hebrew-Aramaic, Slavic, Old French and Old Italian.
Before the Second World War, Yiddish was the most widely spoken Jewish language with over 11 million speakers.
In the 1990s there were about 4 million speakers mainly in North America, South America, Israel and Russia.
The language is: Yiddish
Western Yiddish is a Germanic language spoken by Jews in Germany.
The language is: Western Yiddish
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 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
(hypernym) German, High German, German language
(class) pareve, parve
(class) putz
Yiddish Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Yiddish ( yidish or idish, literally "Jewish") is a High German language of Ashkenazi Jews, and it is written in the Hebrew alphabet. Western Yiddish originated in their culture, which emerged in the 9th century in Central Europe. Many centuries later, Western Yiddish spread to Eastern Europe, where it further developed as Eastern Yiddish, and eventually to other continents. Western Yiddish arose around 1000 AD from Old High German most likely around either Speyer and Worms on the Rhine or Regensburg on the Danube. Before 1500, it separated from German. Western Yiddish developed by adding a Hebrew and Aramaic component and Romance words to various and more dominant Old High German dialects, and mixing them together.

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Yiddish Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Official Judaism Glossary
Yiddish is a dialect of German written in Hebrew characters. It was spoken by Jews living in Germany, or whose ancestors had lived in Germany before migrating elsewhere, during the late medieval period and the modern period. It remains the language of the Ultra-Orthodox in the modern state of Israel and of many Hasidic groups.