For other uses of the word "ghetto", see Ghetto (disambiguation). The main
square of the Venetian ... 4 United States. 4.1 History; 4.2 African American
Apr 27, 2014 ... The word "ghetto" is an etymological mystery. Is it from the Hebrew get, or bill of
divorce? From the Venetian ghèto, or foundry? From the ...
Mar 4, 2009 ... Since the first ghetto was built in Venice, we should first look for the word's origin
in some Italian, preferably the Venetian, dialect. If this attempt ...
Define ghetto: a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live
usually ... the word ghetto is used frequently without any reference to its history.
The word ghetto means slag, from the Latin word gettare, to pour or to cast. This
Italian word was first used by the Venetians, who forced Jews to live behind ...
ORIGIN OF THE TERM “GHETTO” The term "ghetto" originated from the name of
the Jewish quarter in Venice, Italy. Venetian authorities compelled the city's ...
May 13, 2011 ... The term “ghetto” dates back to describing the neighborhoods to which Jewish
Europeans were confined. More recently, it's been used in the ...
May 20, 2013 ... In a 2009 column for The Oxford Etymologist entitled “Why Don't We Know the
Origin of the Word Ghetto?” linguist Anatoly Liberman speculates ...
1610s, "part of a city in which Jews are compelled to live," especially in Italy, from
Italian ghetto "part of a city to which Jews are restricted," of unknown origin.
Ghetto definition, a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area,
inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or ... Examples; Word Origin.