The English word ghetto comes from the Jewish area of Venice, the Venetian
Ghetto in Cannaregio. However, there is no agreement ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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" is probably of Italian origin, although no Italian dictionary gives any clue
to its etymology. In documents ...
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 ...
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 ...