etrog

Alternative Spellings

esrog

Definitions

  • Citron (lemon-like fruit) used ritually on Sukkot

Example Sentences

  • Be careful with this etrog- you don't want the pitom to break.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

אתרוג

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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