chashuv

Pronunciations

chashuv (cha-SHOOV) listen
choshuv (KHO-shuv) listen

Definitions

  • adj. 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" (source).

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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      choshuve, choshuv, khoshuv, hashuv, chashoov

Notes

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

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