Contionary:חורת

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Weddish

Etymology

from Proto-Germanic *swartaz, from Proto-Indo-European *swordo- (“dirty, dark, black”).

Pronunciation

(Weddish) IPA: /χwaːrθ/

Adjective

חְוַרְת (Romanized cwarþ, subst. inanim. חורתה, eq. חורתּדּ, comp. חורתח, super. חורתף)

  1. black
    מיכאל׳סא ור חורת.
    Michael's were black.
  2. black, having a high amount of melanin in an organ, e.g. the skin

Usage notes

Use of this term for human beings is considered racist and vulgar, since the Council of 1859. The Hebrew word שחור is now the polite and ordinary racial term.

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