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 jüdisch Jewish from jude, jüde 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.