52. Diaspora

(letters – 8 | syllables – 4)
(scrabble score – 11)

  • |noun| the body of Jews (or Jewish communities outside Palestine or modern Israel
  • |noun| the dispersion or spreading of something that was initially localized (as in a people or language or culture)

(Wolfram Alpha)

Diaspora

|capitalized|

  • |noun| the settling of scattered colonies of Jews outside Palestine after the Babylonian exile
  • |noun| the area outside Palestine settled by Jews
  • |noun| the Jews living outside Palestine or modern Israel

diaspora

  • |noun| the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland
  • |noun| people settled far from their ancestral homelands
  • |noun| people settled far from their ancestral homelands African diaspora
  • |noun|the place where these people live

(Merriam-Webster)

Origin and Etymology of ‘Diaspora’:

1876, from Greek diaspora “dispersion,” from diaspeirein “to scatter about, disperse,” from dia- “about, across” (see dia-) + speirein “to scatter” (see sprout). The Greek word was used in Septuagint in Deuteronomy xxviii.25. A Hebrew word for it is galuth “exile.” Related: Diasporic.
(Etymonline)

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