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unwatchable > Diaspora #39, "it's a word…" unlike coopler

Su-Fay needs a Mac, comes with a nice dictionary. Keep pretending you'd have a show without Apple. And keep making shows. Much appreciated.

diaspora |dīˈaspərə|

noun (often the Diaspora)
Jews living outside Israel.
• the dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel.
• the dispersion of any people from their original homeland : the diaspora of boat people from Asia.
• the people so dispersed : the Ukrainian diaspora flocked back to Kiev.

The main diaspora began in the 8th–6th centuries bc, and even before the sack of Jerusalem in ad 70, the number of Jews dispersed by the diaspora was greater than that living in Israel. Thereafter Jews were dispersed even more widely throughout the Roman world and beyond.

ORIGIN Greek, from diaspeirein ‘disperse,’ from dia ‘across’ + speirein ‘scatter.’ The term originated in the Septuagint (Deuteronomy 28:25) in the phrase esē diaspora en pasais basileias tēs gēs ‘thou shalt be a dispersion in all kingdoms of the earth.’
September 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterMac Idiot