n. Study group.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Who Uses This
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
habura, chaburah, haburah
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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