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Amish Glossary

Definitions of Amish terms and concepts.

This Amish glossary provides definitions of terms related to the Amish, with links to full articles where available.

Demut
Amish virtue of humility. Contrasted with Hochmut (pride).
Gelassenheit
Amish virtue of calmness, composure, and placidity.
Hochmut
Amish concept meaning pride, arrogance, or haughtiness, which is to be carefully avoided.
shunning
In a religious context, a formal decision by a denomination or congregation to cease all interaction with an individual or a group.