- study, "examination of sources to develop a coherent, educated opinion" (Weiser)
- "Which maggidei shiur give clear, slowly-spoken iyun shiurim?" (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/clear-easy-to-understand-maggidei-shiur)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew
עיון Post-Biblical Hebrew iyyun: 'consideration, deliberation'; Yiddish iyen 'attention, concentration'.
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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 be'iyun.
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