bring down


  • v. Cite or reference.

Example Sentences

  • "I saw that the sefer brought down the same raya that Rebbe spoke out in shiur." (Weiser)

  • "Rashi brings down Bereshis Rabba to interpret the pasuk."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English


  • possibly Yiddish אַראָפּברענגען arópbrengen, -אַראָפּ arop 'down', ברענגען brengen 'bring' (ברענגען brengen 'to bring' is often used in the sense of mentioning or citing a text)

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings


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