from strength to strength

Pronunciations

from strength to strength (from STRENGTH to STRENGTH) listen

Definitions

  • adv. Phrase of blessing used on momentous occasions.

Example Sentences

  • "May you go from strength to strength."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • English

Etymology

  • translation of מחיל אל חיל mekhayil el khayil (Psalms 84:7)

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

Notes

  • More common among non-Orthodox religious Jews

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