shtadlan

Alternative Spellings

shtadlen

Definitions

  • an elected or self-appointed Jewish emissary pleading the cause of his people before the authorities
  • an intercessor

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

שתדלן, from the Aramic root שדל 'intercede'

Who Uses This

Historians

Dictionaries

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

Notes

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0018_0_18412.html

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