iyun

Definitions

  • study, "examination of sources to develop a coherent, educated opinion" (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "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

Etymology

  • 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)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      iyyun

      Notes

      • 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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