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Root
שׁ־כ־נ־ז

EtymologyEdit

Hitpa'el derivation from a new root extracted from אַשְׁכְּנַז‎(Ashkenáz).

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הִשְׁתַּכְּנֵז (hishtaknéz) (hitpa'el construction)

  1. (informal) To adopt Ashkenazi mannerisms, especially for the purpose of improving one's apparent socioeconomic status.
    • 1998, Aryé Dayán, Hama'ayán hamitgabér: sipurá shel tnu'át Shas, p. 118:
      כאשר סיים את לימודיו במדרשייה, ב-1957, היה אפשר לומר ש״השתכנז לחלוטין״.‎‎
      When he finished his studies at the college, in 1957, it was possible to say that he "had ashkenazified completely".

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