teiglach (TEYG-lech) listen


  • n. A confection of dough balls dipped in honey/syrup and eaten at Rosh Hashanah.

Example Sentences

  • "Although honey cake is a classic Ashkenazic dessert that has become synonymous with this holiday for Jews who are part of this community, I wanted to try my hand at something I hadn’t made before. So I turned to the numerous cookbooks that line my bookshelves and found this recipe for teiglach." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • טײגל teygl (plural טײגלעך teyglekh)

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      teyglekh, teiglech, taiglach, taiglech, tayglech

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