yenevelt

Definitions

  • the world to come, hereafter
  • a far away place

Example Sentences

  • He moved to someplace, I don't know where it is, yenevelt.

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • יענע װעלט yene velt 'lit. that world; the World to Come'
    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      yene velt, yenne velt

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