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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

  • 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.

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

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