Yiddish ייִדיש (yidish), from Yiddish [script needed] (yidish-daytsh), cognate with German jüdisch (“Jewish”).
Yiddish (comparative more Yiddish, superlative most Yiddish)
- Of or pertaining to the Yiddish language.
- (informal) Jewish; relating to Yiddishkeit.
- Yiddish cooking; Yiddish music
- (Jewish): Jewish
of or pertaining to the Yiddish language
Jewish — see Jewish
- A West Germanic, or more specifically High German, 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 mostly written in Hebrew characters which is used mainly among Ashkenazic Jews from central and eastern Europe.
- 1983, Philip Baldi, An Introduction to the Indo-European Languages, page 128:
- Yiddish is a High German language [...] two varieties of Yiddish developed [...]
- ISO 639-1 code yi, ISO 639-3 code yid (SIL)
- Ethnologue entry for Yiddish, yid , a macrolanguage including: