asina

Alternative Spellings

ansi, ansina, asi-nah, asina, asi'na, asi'nah

Definitions

  • Just like this/that, thus, in this manner. Such, even if.

Example Sentences

  • "How do you do that?" "Asina."

Languages of Origin

Ladino

Etymology

Asina was used in old Castillian Spanish up to the 17th Century when the ending "na" was dropped and the resulting word, así, came to be used in modern Spanish.

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
Crypto-Jews
especially in the Southwestern U.S.

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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