The word "ghetto" comes from the Jewish area of Venice, the Venetian Ghetto in
Cannaregio. However, there is no agreement among ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Apr 15, 2016 ... The transfer of the word ghetto from its old Jewish meaning to its new American
one was, Duneier shows, not an accident, but a deliberate ...
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, ...
Examples; Word Origin ... job ghettos for women; ghettos for the elderly. adjective
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 ...
"Ghetto" is probably of Italian origin, although no Italian dictionary gives any clue
to its etymology. In documents ...