Landsleit definition

läntslīt
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Fellow Jews who come from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe.
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Fellow Jews; sometimes, specif., those from the same town or village in Europe as oneself.
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Origin of landsleit

  • Yiddish landslayt from Middle High German lantsliute natives, compatriots lant land landsman2 liute pl. of liut person, people (from Old High German leudh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition