Day: July 7, 2016

Is the word Synagogue Greek and the word Havra Spanish?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

Thanks to all respondents. As Dimitris said, χάβρα is the colloquial Greek word for synagogue, typically derogatory (unsurprisingly 🙁 ). It is used in two expressions I know of: (Antisemitism alert, with apologies to respondents) 1. As Dimitris also said, χάβρα Ιουδαίων, “a synagogue of the Judaeans”, meaning “confusion, free for all”. Pretty rich, you’d […]