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The English word ghetto comes from the Jewish area of Venice, the Venetian Ghetto in Cannaregio. However, there is no agreement ...

Segregated From Its History, How 'Ghetto' Lost Its Meaning : Code ...

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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 ...

Ghetto (n.) - Online Etymology Dictionary

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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.

Why Don't We Know the Origin of the Word Ghetto? | OUPblog

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Mar 4, 2009 ... Linguists, historians, journalists, and well-meaning amateurs have offered various conjectures on the rise of the word ghetto, none of which has ...

Jewish Word | Ghetto - Moment Magazine

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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 ...

Ghettos - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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ORIGIN OF THE TERMGHETTO” The term "ghetto" originated from the name of the Jewish quarter in Venice, Italy. Venetian authorities compelled the city's ...

Ghetto | Define Ghetto at Dictionary.com

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Ghetto definition, a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or ... Examples; Word Origin.

GHETTO - JewishEncyclopedia.com

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"Ghetto" is probably of Italian origin, although no Italian dictionary gives any clue to its etymology. In documents ...

'Ghetto:' Five Reasons to Rethink the Word | DCentric

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May 13, 2011 ... The termghetto” dates back to describing the neighborhoods to which Jewish Europeans were confined. More recently, it's been used in the ...

etymology - The origin of 'ghetto' - English Language & Usage Stack ...

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Jun 3, 2014 ... "Ghetto" is probably of Italian origin, although no Italian dictionary gives ... The word's origin is a "stubborn mystery", but its meaning is not: "the ...

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Ghetto | Definition of Ghetto by Merriam-Webster

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Define ghetto: a part of a city in which members of a particular group or race live usually in poor ... The word's meaning has changed over time. SEE ALL ...

History of the Ghetto

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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 ...

The Mysterious Origin of the Word 'Ghetto' - Jewish World Features ...

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Jan 31, 2016 ... 500 Years Later The Mysterious Origin of the Word 'Ghetto'. Five hundred years after the first Ghetto was established, what it was is clear ...