bayis

Alternative Spellings

bayit

Definitions

  • ancient Temple

Example Sentences

  • "The possuk מלכים ב פרק כה when describing the churban suggests that the "bayis" was burned" (http://www.guardyoureyes.org/forum/index.php?topic=5565.10;wap2)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

בית

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

"Bayit," the Hebrew word house, is also used in several Jewish communal organizations, e.g., "The Bayit," the cooperative living house at Columbia University.

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