n. (Frailach or freylekhs) a lively song/dance performed at simchas.
adj. Happy, merry.
Languages of Origin
פֿרײלעך freylekh 'happy, merry', פֿרײלעכס freylekhs 'a kind of lively dance'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
freylekh, freylech, fraylich, freilich, frailach
When used as an adjective preceding a noun, it generally takes a Yiddish adjectival suffix, as in:
A freylekhn Purim
A freilechen Purim
A freileche Purim
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