Origin of YiddishYiddish yidish, for German jüdisch-(deutsch), Jewish-(German) ; from jüdisch, Jewish ; from Jude, a Jew ; from Classical Latin Judaeus: see Jew
Origin of YiddishYiddish yidish, Jewish, Yiddish, from Middle High German j&udie;disch, Jewish, from jude, j&udie;de, Jew, from Old High German judo, from Latin Iūdaeus; see Jew.
(comparative more Yiddish, superlative most Yiddish)
- Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language.
- (informal) Jewish.
- A West Germanic language that developed from Middle High German dialects, with an admixture of vocabulary from multiple source languages including Hebrew-Aramaic, Romance, Slavic, English, etc., and written in Hebrew characters which is used mainly among Ashkenazic Jews from central and eastern Europe.
Yiddish ×™×™Ö´×“×™×©, from Yidish Daytsh, from Middle High German jÃ¼disch diutsch (“Jewish German"), cognate with German jÃ¼disch (“Jewish").
Since Jewish Germans (Yiddish) had to exist before a Yiddish language could be created, the term is probably Middle High German, rather than Yiddish.