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What does א.ד.ג.‏ stand for in Yiddish? It seems from context that it is the equivalent to etc. but I can't find what it stands for exactly.

For example, this this excerpt from a Hassidic story describing the Hassidim as having Yiddishe ways, and Jerusalemite dress with long caftans/kapputehs:

אידישע צורות אנגעטען דעם ירושלמער לבוש, לאנגע קאפטענעס א.ד.ג

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Can you give an example with context please? –  Shalom Aug 10 '10 at 23:25
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excerpt from a Hassidic story: אידישע צורות אנגעטען דעם ירושלמער לבוש, לאנגע קאפטענעס א.ד.ג. Its describing the Hassidim as having Yiddishe ways, and Jerusalemite dress with long caftans/kapputehs. –  cube Aug 11 '10 at 0:05
    
If you could continue the sentence it might help –  SimchasTorah Aug 11 '10 at 5:34
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און דאס גלייכן, which means "and similar." So yes, it's exactly equivalent to etc., 'וכו, et al.

Sometimes instead you find used .א.א.ז.וו, which stands for און אזוי ווייטער - and so forth.

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Kind of like etc. –  yydl Sep 8 '10 at 19:33
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