Definition of Mishpachah
1. Noun. (Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends). "She invited the whole mishpocha"
Category relationships: Yiddish
Generic synonyms: Clan, Kin, Kin Group, Kindred, Kinship Group, Tribe
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Literary usage of Mishpachah
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Old Covenant by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1859)
"When, for example, the mishpachah of the ... Beth-aboth is used to describe a number of minor divisions, subordinate to the mishpachah. ..."
2. History of the Old Covenant, tr., annotated and prefaced by a condensed by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1859)
"40 a large number of descendants of Asher are called heads of Beth-aboth; when again the mishpachah of the Gileadites is referred to in Num. xxxvi. ..."
3. Prophecy, a Preparation for Christ: Eight Lectures Preached Before the by Robert Payne Smith (1870)
"No doubt each house looked to its mishpachah for aid, and the mishpachah to the whole tribe ; in which probably some one family bore the preponderance, ..."
4. Synonyms of the Old Testament: Their Bearing on Christian Faith and Practice by Robert Baker Girdlestone (1871)
"Each tribe was divided into families (mishpachah) which bore the names of the leading descendants of Jacob. Thus the 43730 men of the tribe of ..."
5. The Am Ha-aretz: The Ancient Hebrew Parliament : a Chapter in the by Mayer Sulzberger (1910)
"(4) In default of all these then the kinsman that is next to him of his mishpachah (family) shall inherit (27n). (5) When daughters inherit they may not ..."