What is a non-Jew called in the play Fiddler on the Roof?terminology

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alexb2 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The only answer I can find definitively is in the film version script, which uses the word gentile to refer to non-Jews. I don't have the text of the play in front of me, though. 

jilllessa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Usually the name of someone who is not a Jew in Yiddish is a goy, or in plural, goyim.  The more common word in English for a non-Jew is a gentile.

 

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