dveykus

Alternative Spellings

d'vekut, dvekus, d'veykus, dvekut, devekut

Definitions

  • spiritual ecstasy; lit. "cleaving"

Example Sentences

  • "Many Hasidic masters spoke of the importance of dveykus."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb דבקות devekút, Yiddish/Ashkenazi Hebrew דבֿקות dvéykes

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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