With about 4 million speakers worldwide, Yiddish is the language of Eastern and Central European Jews and their descendants. Jewish English, in its most common variety, has elements of Yiddish and Hebrew, introducing neologisms such as nosh and shlep. Jewish English has been important to many English and American writers such as Dan Jacobson, Israel Zingwill, Joseph Heller, Saul Bellow and Philip Roth.
   See also: Jewish communities

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  • Yiddish — ייִדיש Parlée aux États Unis, Israël, Brésil, Belgique, Ukraine, Biélorussie, Russie, Canada, France, Argentine et nombreux autres pays Région Israël et diaspora juive. Fortes concentrations de locuteurs à New York (États Unis), et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • yiddish — [ jidiʃ ] n. m. inv. • 1907; yudish 1864; mot angl., transcription de l all. jüdisch « juif », adj. ♦ Ensemble des parlers germaniques des communautés juives d Europe orientale (et autrefois d Allemagne). ⇒ judéo allemand. Adj. inv. La… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Yiddish — 1875, from Yiddish yidish, from M.H.G. jüdisch Jewish (in phrase jüdisch deutsch Jewish German ), from jude Jew, from O.H.G. judo, from L. Judaeus (see JEW (Cf. Jew)). The English word has been re borrowed in German as jiddisch …   Etymology dictionary

  • Yiddish — ► NOUN ▪ a language used by Jews in or from central and eastern Europe, originally a German dialect with words from Hebrew and several modern languages. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to this language. DERIVATIVES Yiddisher noun. ORIGIN from Yiddish… …   English terms dictionary

  • Yiddish — [yid′ish] n. [Yiddish yidish, for Ger jüdisch (deutsch), Jewish (German) < jüdisch, Jewish < Jude, a Jew < L Judaeus: see JEW] a language derived from Middle High German, spoken by East European Jews and their descendants in other… …   English World dictionary

  • Yiddish — Yid dish, n. [G. j[ u]disch, 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. [Webster 1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yiddish — → yidis …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • yiddish — |iídiche| adj. 2 g. s. m. [Linguística] Ver iídiche.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Yiddish — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen folgende wichtige Informationen: Phonetik, Phonologie und Grammatik (vgl. Formatvorlage Sprache) Du kannst Wikipedia helfen, indem du sie recherchierst und einfügst …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • yiddish — (Del alem. jüdissch Deutsch, alemán judaico.) ► sustantivo masculino LINGÜÍSTICA Lengua germánica, procedente de un dialecto del alto alemán y escrita en caracteres hebreos, usada por los judíos de origen alemán. * * * yiddish (ingl.; pronunc.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • yiddish — yid·dish s.m.inv., agg.inv. 1. s.m.inv. TS ling. lingua parlata dalle comunità degli ebrei ashkenaziti, costituita da un dialetto tedesco con elementi ebraici e aramaici e altri neolatini e slavi, scritta in caratteri ebraici | agg.inv., relativo …   Dizionario italiano

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