chabura

Pronunciations

chabura (khuh-BOO-ruh) listen

Definitions

  • n. Study group.

Example Sentences

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Textual Hebrew

Who Uses This

  • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

  • North America
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa

Dictionaries

  • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Alternative Spellings

habura, chaburah, haburah

Notes

  • Accent on second syllable. Etymologically related to chavura, but used in a different way. The /b/ is not from Aramaic, because the cognate word in Aramaic has a /v/ (Sokoloff, Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic). The /b/ may be due to confusion with the Biblical Hebrew word for 'bruise', which does have a /b/.

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