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adjective 
  1. Of, or relating to, Ashkenaz, which is the medieval Hebrew name of Germany.
  2. A person, mainly Jewish, with German or European origins.
  3. Relating to the tradition, customs, rituals and language shared by the Jews who were living under Christian rulers in Europe. Compare to Sephardic.
Etymology: Hebrew for "of Ashkenaz". Biblical Ashkenaz was the son of Japheth and grandson of Noah. According to Jewish tradition, his descendants inhabited modern-day Germany.


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