Ιουδαία

See also: Ἰουδαία

GreekEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek Ἰουδαίᾱ (Ioudaíā).

Pronunciation 1Edit

  • IPA(key): /iuˈðea/
  • Hyphenation: Ι‧ου‧δαί‧α

Proper nounEdit

Ιουδαία (Ioudaíaf

  1. (history) Judea (ancient kingdom)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek Ἰουδαίᾱ (Ioudaíā).

Pronunciation 2Edit

  • IPA(key): /iuˈðea/
  • Hyphenation: Ι‧ου‧δαί‧α

NounEdit

Ιουδαία (Ioudaíaf (plural Ιουδαίες, masculine Ιουδαίος)

  1. Jew, Jewess (a female who follows the religion of Judaism)
  2. (history) Judean (a female who is from Judea)

Usage notesEdit

The terms used in Greek for the Jewish people vary in their shades of meaning:

  • Εβραία f (Evraía) refers to the Hebrews and their religious background and the associated religious culture. It is the dominant word in use today for the Jews in general.
  • Ιουδαία f (Ioudaía) is an older term and covers ethnic, religious, historical and cultural meanings.
  • Ισραηλίτισσα f (Israïlítissa) covers only the religious aspect.
  • Ισραηλινή f (Israïliní) is a term for anyone who lives or is from the modern state of Israel.
DeclensionEdit