m pl the Jews; gen pl Iúdéa

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • Jew (word) — This article focuses on the etymology of the word Jew.Biblical and Middle Eastern origins: The Jews in their landThe Jewish ethnonym in Hebrew is he. יהודים Yehudim (plural of he. יהודי Yehudi ) which is the origin of the English word Jew . The… …   Wikipedia

  • Jew — /jooh/, n. 1. one of a scattered group of people that traces its descent from the Biblical Hebrews or from postexilic adherents of Judaism; Israelite. 2. a person whose religion is Judaism. 3. a subject of the ancient kingdom of Judah. adj. 4.… …   Universalium

  • Jew — (n.) late 12c. (in plural, giwis), from Anglo Fr. iuw, O.Fr. giu, from L. Judaeum (nom. Judaeus), from Gk. Ioudaios, from Aramaic jehudhai (Heb. y hudi) Jew, from Y hudah Judah, lit. celebrated, name of Jacob s fourth son and of the tribe… …   Etymology dictionary

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