dati

Pronunciations

dati (dah-TEE)

Definitions

  • adj. Modern Orthodox.

  • adj. (Of Jewish people or institutions) religious.

  • n. (In plural: dati'im) religious Jews.

Example Sentences

  • "They're a dati family."

  • "Some of these towns are half dati and half chiloni." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • דתי dati 'religious'

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      datti

Notes

  • Accent on second syllable. Israeli slang has דוס dos / דוסים dósim (mock Ashkenazi pronunciation of dati), used disparagingly for the Orthodox. Plural: dati'im / datiim

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