Definition of Jew in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʒuː


  • A member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who trace their origins to the ancient Hebrew people of Israel.
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    • Jews believe that a Jew is someone who is the child of a Jewish mother, and who has not adopted another faith.
    • Jacob was a Shemite and a Hebrew, but not a Jew because Jews originated with his son Judah.
    • This is born out when you study the ancient Jews and the original Hebrew and Greek.


Middle English: from Old French juiu, via Latin from Greek Ioudaios, via Aramaic from Hebrew yĕhūḏī, from yĕhūḏāh 'Judah' (see Judah).

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