emunah

Pronunciations

emunah (eh-MOO-nuh) listen
emunah (eh-moo-NAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. "Faith"; sometimes contrasted with practical striving in the material world.

Example Sentences

  • "You need to have emunah and bitachon [striving]."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • Heb אמונה emuná, Yiddish/Ashkenazi Heb emúne

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      emune, emuna

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