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Spanish term or phrase:judíos / judías
English translation:jews / jews: etymologically from Judea (יהודה = Ieúda)
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
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22:00 Sep 23, 2007
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Linguistics
Spanish term or phrase: Judíos / Judías
What is the etymology of "judío" when it means "Jew" or "Jewish"?
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jews / jews: etymologically from Judea (יהודה = Ieúda)
Explanation:
Etimología de JUDÍO
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Historia

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JUDÍO

La palabra judío viene de la región llamada Judea (יהודה = Ieúda) que se encuentra hoy situada parte en el Estado de Israel y parte en los Territorios Autónomos Palestinos.

En Judea se encuentran ciudades y lugares legendarios: Jerusalem, Belem, Mar Muerto, Jebrón, Jericó, Masada y otros.

La primera definicion de quien es judío, llega por el "no": No es una raza. No es una creencia religiosa. No es una postura política.

Hay judios de todos los colores, creyentes y ateos, y que defienden, con ferocidad, posturas políticas opuestas.

Asi que para definir quien es judío, me remito a las palabras del escritor Marcos Aguinis que dijo: "Judío es aquel que quiere serlo, y morir por ello".

Mike :)

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JUDÍO
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I can certainly understand yout students' concern. In this case, as in many, the word is polysemantic - that is, more than one meaning per word. However, in other cases there are social, including religious reasons for the words. In many places "black beans and rice" are called "moros y cristianos", with an obvious reference toward perceived race.
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Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 20:14
Grading comment
Mike, thanks again for the comprehensive answer. I currently co-teach a beginning level Spanish class at a Jewish Day school. We discussed the two possible definitions for the word judia and I
promised I would look into. Students expressed concern that there might be a less that complimentray reason for the dual use of the word given the history of Jews in Spain.
As a new user of this web site I hope that I have navigated my inquiries correctly. -Victoria
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4 +10jews / jews: etymologically from Judea (יהודה = Ieúda)
Michael Powers (PhD)


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judios/judias
jews / jews: etymologically from Judea (יהודה = Ieúda)


Explanation:
Etimología de JUDÍO
Prólogo

Vocabulario

Historia

Deidades

Griego

Latín

PIE




JUDÍO

La palabra judío viene de la región llamada Judea (יהודה = Ieúda) que se encuentra hoy situada parte en el Estado de Israel y parte en los Territorios Autónomos Palestinos.

En Judea se encuentran ciudades y lugares legendarios: Jerusalem, Belem, Mar Muerto, Jebrón, Jericó, Masada y otros.

La primera definicion de quien es judío, llega por el "no": No es una raza. No es una creencia religiosa. No es una postura política.

Hay judios de todos los colores, creyentes y ateos, y que defienden, con ferocidad, posturas políticas opuestas.

Asi que para definir quien es judío, me remito a las palabras del escritor Marcos Aguinis que dijo: "Judío es aquel que quiere serlo, y morir por ello".

Mike :)

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Note added at 4 mins (2007-09-23 22:05:40 GMT)
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JUDÍO
- [ Translate this page ]
Etimología de JUDÍO. Prólogo · Vocabulario · Historia · Deidades · Griego · Latín · PIE. JUDÍO. La palabra judío viene de la región llamada Judea (יהודה ...
etimologias.dechile.net/?judi.o - 13k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this


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Note added at 4 hrs (2007-09-24 02:42:04 GMT) Post-grading
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I can certainly understand yout students' concern. In this case, as in many, the word is polysemantic - that is, more than one meaning per word. However, in other cases there are social, including religious reasons for the words. In many places "black beans and rice" are called "moros y cristianos", with an obvious reference toward perceived race.


Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 20:14
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 86
Grading comment
Mike, thanks again for the comprehensive answer. I currently co-teach a beginning level Spanish class at a Jewish Day school. We discussed the two possible definitions for the word judia and I
promised I would look into. Students expressed concern that there might be a less that complimentray reason for the dual use of the word given the history of Jews in Spain.
As a new user of this web site I hope that I have navigated my inquiries correctly. -Victoria

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Adriana Penco
3 mins
  -> Thank you, arte5577 - Mike :)

agree  Henry Hinds: I think the asker has found the right guy again!
9 mins
  -> Thank you, Henry - Mike :)

agree  José Quinones: también
10 mins
  -> Thank you, José - Mike :)

agree  Manuel Martín-Iguacel
14 mins
  -> Thank you, Manuel - Mike :)

agree  Richard Levy: Sounds fine to this Jewish person!
29 mins
  -> Thank you, Richard - Mike :)

agree  Egmont
1 hr
  -> Thank you, AVRVM - Mike :)

agree  Cristina Santos
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Cristina - Mike :)

agree  Susana Magnani
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, silt - Mike :)

agree  Margarita Gonzalez: Y de nuevo preciso y bien investigado.
3 hrs
  -> Muchas gracias, MargaEsther - muy amable - Mike :)

agree  Joaquim Siles-Borràs: Buena respuesta, Mike.
18 hrs
  -> Gracias, Joaquim - Mike :)
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Changes made by editors
Sep 24, 2007 - Changes made by Michael Powers (PhD):
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/52429">Michael Powers (PhD)'s</a> old entry - "Judíos / Judías" » "jews / jews: etymologically from Judea (יהודה = Ieúda) "
Sep 24, 2007 - Changes made by Michael Powers (PhD):
Created KOG entryKudoZ term » KOG term
Sep 23, 2007 - Changes made by Fabio Descalzi:
FieldScience » Social Sciences
Sep 23, 2007 - Changes made by Fabio Descalzi:
Term askedJudios/Judias » Judíos / Judías
Sep 23, 2007 - Changes made by Michael Powers (PhD):
FieldOther » Science
Field (specific)Idioms / Maxims / Sayings » Linguistics
Sep 23, 2007 - Changes made by Adriana Penco:
Language pairEnglish to Spanish » Spanish to English


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