es shtayt geshribn

Definitions

  • (sentence) "It is written."

Example Sentences

  • "'Where,' asked these Jews of yore, 'shteyt geshribn', is it written, that..." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • עס שטײט געשריבן es shteyt geshribn 'it is written, lit. it stands written'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      shtait geshriben, es shteyt geshribn

Notes

  • The same can also be expressed without "geshribn".

    A related expression is "vu shteyt (geshribn)...?" to ask, sometimes sarcastically, which Jewish textual sources provide justification for whatever is being discussed. "Vu shtait that a Chossid jogging must wear a hat and jacket?" (source)

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