It derives from a word that means
"to scatter about" in Greek; what word is it?
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The word diaspora - which denotes Jewish communities living
outside of Palestine - derives from the Greek diaspeirein, to scatter about, which in turn derives
from the Greek dia, about, and
speirein, to scatter. The equivalent Hebrew
word is Galut.
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