leibedik

Definitions

  • adv. Lively, enthusiastic; warm, heartfelt.

Example Sentences

  • The singing at the Shalom Zachor was really leibedik.

  • My brother is a very lebedige person.

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • לעבעדיק lebedik 'lively; alive'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • Great Britain
      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      lebedik, leibidik, leibedig, leybedik

Notes

  • 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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