Kinship terms in Yiddish

Words for family members and other relatives in Yiddish, a Jewish language that developed from Medieval German with influences from Hebrew

  (Yiddish) ײִדיש
family (Mishpokhe) משפחה
parents (Eltern) עלטערן
father (Foter) פאָטער
(Tate) טאַטע
mother (Muter) מוטער
(Mame) מאַמע
children (Kinder) קינדער
son (Zun) זון
daughter (Tokhter) טאָכטער
husband (Man) מאַן
wife (Froi) פרוי
(Vayb) ווַייבּ
brother (Bruder) ברודער
sister (Shvester) שוועסטער
uncle (Feter) פעטער
aunt (Mume) מומע
cousin (Kuzyne) קוזינע
nephew (Plymenyk) פּלימעניק
niece (Plymenytse) פּלימעניצע
grandfather (Zayde) זיידע
grandmother (Bubbe) בּאָבע
grandchildren (Ayniklakh) אייניקלאך
grandson (Aynikl) אייניקל
granddaughter (Aynikl) אייניקל
father-in-law (Shver) שווער
mother-in-law (Shviger) שוויגער
brother-in-law (Shvoger) שוואָגער
sister-in-law (Shvegerin) שוועגערין

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