Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb אסור asúr, Yiddish אָסור óser
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
asur, osur, oser, usser
Ashkenazi Orthodox Jews tend to stress the first syllable: UH-sir. (Yiddish also has penultimate stress: O-ser.)
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