adv. Lively, enthusiastic; warm, heartfelt.
The singing at the Shalom Zachor was really leibedik.
My brother is a very lebedige person.
Languages of Origin
לעבעדיק lebedik 'lively; alive'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- Great Britain
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
lebedik, leibidik, leibedig, leybedik
Stress on first syllable.
The pronunciation with the longer [ey] vowel as in English 'lay' (rather than [e], as in 'let') comes from most non-Litvish dialects of Yiddish.
Often has the Yiddish ending -e(h) when used as an attributive adjective.
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