"צרפת או ספרד?"

Translation:France or Spain?

July 26, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Gerardd88

What is the etymology of ספרד?

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/radagastthebrown

It's from the Bible: Obadiah 1:20. It probably didn't mean "Spain" at the time.

See this Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepharad

July 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FaizalZahid

That's why there is a term "Sephardic"! :)

August 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hsn626796

Yes.. same excitement here !

And mizrah is east while Ashkenazi is Germanic

July 10, 2018
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