Origin of Amishafter Jacob Ammann (or Amen), the founder
the members of a Christian sect that separated from the Mennonites in the 17th cent.: in the U.S. since the 18th cent., the Amish favor plain dress and plain living, with little reliance on modern conveniences, in a chiefly agrarian society
designating or of this sect
nounused with a pl. verb
An orthodox Anabaptist sect that separated from the Mennonites in the late 17th century and exists today primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.
Of or relating to this sect or its members.
Origin of AmishGerman amisch after Jacob Amman , 17th-century Swiss Mennonite bishop
- Relating to this sect.
From Pennsylvania German Amisch or German Amische after the name of the Swiss preacher Jakob Amman (1645-1730).
- The chandeliers are crafted in the middle of Pennsylvania Amish country where 50 craftspeople build reproduction Early American chandeliers and lamps with historic techniques that were used as early as the 1800s.
- If you are looking for well made, high quality furniture that is crafted by hand, Amish furniture in Michigan retail outlets, country stores and online may be just the kind you want for your decorating needs.
- Although much of the furniture produced by the Amish is completely hand crafted using simple tools, there are some Amish furniture craftsmen that use modern technology combined with their old world skills.
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- Built by hand with special attention paid to every detail, the master craftsmen creating Amish furniture in Wisconsin take pride in the high quality of their work and the beautifully crafted finished furniture pieces.