chashuv

Alternative Spellings

choshuve, choshuv, khoshuv, hashuv, chashoov

Definitions

  • Important; of high status

Example Sentences

  • "...from his father's side Reb Berel came from a very choshuve Litvishe family. He was a talmid of Volozhin and a choshuve Rov in Russia" (http://theantitzemach.blogspot.com/2011/11/blog-post_17.html).

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb חשוב khashúv, Yiddish חשובֿ khóshev

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

when this adjective precedes a noun, it is often used with the Yiddish adjectival suffix -e.

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