n. A son who will say Kaddish for his parent.
n. An affectionate name for one's son.
"'You will be my kaddishl,' said the dying woman to her son."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
קדישל kádeshl 'lit. little kaddish', from Heb קדיש kadesh 'prayer of mourning'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Who Uses This
kadishl, kaddish'l, kaddishel
See also Kaddish.
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