It derives from a Latin word that
means "persons belonging to the same family" and it is a translation of a
Hebrew word meaning "people or nation." What word is it?
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The word gentile derives from the Latin gentilis, person belonging to the same
When the Latin Bible (the
Vulgate) was created by translating the Greek
Bible (the Septuagint), the word
gentiles was used to translate the Greek
ethnikos , which itself was use to
translate the Hebrew ha goyim, the (non-Jewish)
nations. The word goyyim is the plural of
the word goy , non-Jew.
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