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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [suh-fahr-dim, -fahr-deem]
    • /səˈfɑr dɪm, -fɑrˈdim/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [suh-fahr-dim, -fahr-deem]
    • /səˈfɑr dɪm, -fɑrˈdim/

Definitions of sephardi word

  • noun sephardi a Jew of Spanish, Portuguese, or North African descent 0
  • noun sephardi (loosely) any Oriental Jew 0
  • noun sephardi the pronunciation of Hebrew used by these Jews, and of Modern Hebrew as spoken in Israel 0
  • noun sephardi of or pertaining to the Sephardim, esp to their liturgy and ritual 0
  • noun sephardi of or pertaining to the liturgy adopted by certain European, esp Chassidic, communities who believe it to be more authentic but nonetheless differing from the genuine Oriental liturgy 0
  • noun sephardi a member of the group of Jews that lived in Spain and Portugal before the Inquisition and, after expulsion, in the Ottoman Empire, Middle East, and N Africa 0

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Origin of sephardi

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
1850-55; < Modern Hebrew Səphāraddīm, plural of Səphāraddī, equivalent to < Hebrew Səphāradh (region mentioned in Bible (Obadiah 20) and assumed to be Spain) + -ī suffix of appurtenance

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sephardi popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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