bayis

Pronunciations

bayis (BAH-yis) listen
bayit (BAH-yeet) listen

Definitions

  • n. ancient Temple

Example Sentences

  • "The possuk מלכים ב פרק כה

    "when describing the churban suggests that the "bayis" was burned" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • בית

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      bayit

Notes

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

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