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.
- Of, or relating to, Ashkenaz, which is the medieval Hebrew name of Germany.
- A person, mainly Jewish, with German or European origins.
- Relating to the tradition, customs, rituals and language shared by the Jews who were living under Christian rulers in Europe. Compare to Sephardic.
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