n. Folk remedy, safeguard, superstitious action, talisman.
n. "Procedure that is not based on medical or scientific logic yet is efficacious in improving a situation or protecting a person from harm." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb סגולה segulá, Yiddish zgúle
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
zgule, sgule, skula, s'gulah, s'gula, sgula, segulah
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