es shtayt geshribn

Alternative Spellings

shtait geshriben, es shteyt geshribn

Definitions

  • "It is written."

Example Sentences

  • "'Where,' asked these Jews of yore, 'shteyt geshribn', is it written, that..." (http://www.oyhoo.com/cyberseder/11.html)

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

Dictionaries

None

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?" (http://theantitzemach.blogspot.it/2007/06/peretz-chein-did-right-thing.html)

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