blat

Alternative Spellings

blatt, blot

Definitions

  • a page of Talmud (equivalent of Hebrew דף daf)

Example Sentences

  • The whole perek [chapter] is only 15 blat.
  • Daf yomi: One blot (of) gemara a day = Twice through Shas in 15 years.

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

בלאַט blat 'leaf; page'

Who Uses This

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

Dictionaries

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Notes

Cf. Yiddish בלעטל bletl -- an instance of which is used very prominently in David Weiss Halivny's 1996 English autobiography, "The Book and the Sword." The Yiddish plural בלעטער bleter seems not to have been borrowed.

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