benoni

Pronunciations

benoni (bei-noh-NEE) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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." (source)

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
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      beinoni, bainoni

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