n. Study, "examination of sources to develop a coherent, educated opinion." (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
עיון Post-Biblical Hebrew iyyun: 'consideration, deliberation'; Yiddish iyen 'attention, concentration'.
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- South Africa
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
Used especially in the expressions "Yom Iyun" (day of study), which likely comes from Modern Hebrew, and "iyun shiur" (lecture based on a close examination of traditional texts). See also beiyun.
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