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benoni

Alternative Spellings

beinoni, bainoni

Definitions

  • spiritually average person

Example Sentences

  • "Classically, a Tzaddik is a person who had more spiritual credits than debits, a Rasha has more debits than credits, and a Benoni has a balanced scale." (http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/361896/jewish/The-Benoni.htm)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

Heb בינוני 'medium, middling; so-so, mediocre'

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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