yenevelt

Alternative Spellings

yene velt, yenne velt

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).

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