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Meaning of DIASPORA

Pronunciation:  dI'aspuru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the dispersion of the Jews from Palestine after the Babylonian exile (358 BC)
 

DIASPORA is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: dispersion, scattering

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*as"po*ra\, n. [Gr. ?. See {Diaspore}.]
Lit., ``Dispersion.'' -- applied collectively: (a) To those
Jews who, after the Exile, were scattered through the Old
World, and afterwards to Jewish Christians living among
heathen. Cf. --James i. 1. (b) By extension, to Christians
isolated from their own communion, as among the Moravians to
those living, usually as missionaries, outside of the parent
congregation.

 

 

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