from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A descendent of the Jews who lived in Spain and Portugal during the Middle Ages until persecution culminating in expulsion in 1492 forced them to leave.
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- n. a Jew of Iberian ancestry, whose native language was Ladino
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- n. a Jew who is of Spanish or Portuguese or North African descent
Medieval Hebrew səpāraddî, Spaniard, from səpārad, Spain, adoption of Hebrew səpārad, placename of disputed location (mentioned at Obadiah 20).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)