Definition of Yemenite in English:

Yemenite

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Yemen, or a person of Yemeni descent.

    1. 1.1 A Jew who was, or whose ancestors were, formerly resident in Yemen.
      • ‘According to the plan, a larger number of Yemenites living in Monsey were to be smuggled to Israel, but Satmar Hasidim in the township discovered the preparations and prevented their departure.’
      • ‘The Jewish Agency claims that the Satmar are indoctrinating the Yemenites into the Satmar's obscure brand of Judaism, while the Satmar claim to have only the purest of humanitarian motives.’

adjective

  • Relating to Yemeni Arabs or Jews.

    • ‘He imports spices, fava beans, and fruit nectars from Israel and bakes his own lafah, the Yemenite flatbread that makes his turkey shawarma something special.’
    • ‘In the Jerusalem attack, the bomber entered the Yemenite falafel cafe on a busy street in the city centre.’
    • ‘Baked Fish with Cloves and Bell Peppers, Passover Vegetable Soup, Matzo Ball Soup, Mediterranean Vegetable Salad, Yemenite Lamb with Garlic and Chives, Ashkenazim Potatoes, Almond Cake with Fruit Sauce’
    • ‘In his Emma Goldman's Wedding, ethnic references were nicely interwoven in the dance through the stories told by his Yemenite mother, Margalit Oved, a former dancer.’
    • ‘In his hometown of Yehud, then a modest village near Tel Aviv, he started dancing the Yemenite folk dances that were part of his family's heritage, and was competing in dance clubs by age 13.’
    • ‘They are my Yemenite and Moroccan and Portuguese and American mothers.’
    • ‘One petite Yemenite woman who established and ran a community center for the indigent elderly told me that when she needed recharging, instead of a coffee break, she would take a prayer break and say Psalms.’
    • ‘With thanks to reader Alex Corvino, here is a detailed update to the story about the ‘smuggling’ of Yemenite Jews from Monsey, NY, to Israel, that I blogged about last week.’
    • ‘I got to know the talented and beautiful Israeli-born Yemenite singer during her visits to Tokyo.’
    • ‘When I was eight years old I was already reading a book about Yemenite Jews who had settled in Palestine. I grew up in a traditional home, and the prayers that I recited daily have at least thirty references to Zion.’
    • ‘At the beginning she fused modern ballet technique with the softer, grounded style of Yemenite dance but later drew on a wider range of folk traditions.’
    • ‘‘Sixty-six years later we have returned Jewish families to the area with the idea of living side-by-side with the Arabs,’ Mr Luria said, adding that three of the eight families are of Yemenite heritage so ‘it's really closing a circle’.’
    • ‘The holdout record was a Yemenite man who spent about a quarter-century in prison, where he eventually died, rather than comply with a rabbinical court order to divorce his wife.’
    • ‘They are also popular in Israel, where they are sometimes called the ‘Israeli hot dog’, and are often served with a hot fenugreek relish called hilbeh brought to Israel by the Yemenite Jews.’
    • ‘The Y-chromosome signatures of the Yemenite Jews are also similar to those of other Jewish and Semitic populations.’
    • ‘One of the stand-out tracks on the record is The Last Day - a lugubrious lament that glides between major and minor keys - and it turns out to be a feat of reverse engineering inspired by a sample of an unaccompanied Yemenite singer.’
    • ‘One Yemenite person from the gathering, namely, Abu Shah, requested the Holy Prophet to provide him the sermon in a written form.’
    • ‘I served the candied eggplant with fresh Malawach which is a popular multilayered fried flatbread brought to Israel by Yemenite Jews.’
    • ‘The thrilling Toccata with its driving momentum was riveting, coloured by strumming repeated-note effects and buoyant Yemenite dance figures.’

Origin

From Arabic yamanī ‘Yemeni’ + -ite.

Pronunciation

Yemenite

/ˈjɛmənʌɪt/