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Jew

noun
 
/dʒu/
someone whose religion is Judaism, or who is related to the ancient people of Israel
Translations of “Jew”
in Korean 유대인…
in Arabic يَهودي…
in French juif/-ive…
in Turkish Yahudi, Musevi dinine inanan…
in Italian ebreo, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶太人, 猶太教徒…
in Russian еврей, еврейка…
in Polish Żyd…
in Spanish judío…
in Portuguese judeu, judia…
in German der Jude…
in Catalan jueu, jueva…
in Japanese ユダヤ人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犹太人, 犹太教徒…
(Definition of Jew from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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