ziveg, zivvug, zivig
- (n.) mate, predestined match
- "Rav Yehudah says that forty days before the creation of the embryo, a Bas Kol issues forth and pronounces who his Zivug will be." (http://shiratdevorah.blogspot.com/2010/10/gilgulim-and-second-marriages.html)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
זיווג Yid. ziveg, Heb. zivvug ('coupling')
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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