zivug

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Mate, predestined match.

Example Sentences

  • "Rav Yehudah says that forty days before the creation of the embryo, a Bas Kol issues forth and pronounces who his Zivug will be." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • זיווג Yid. ziveg, Heb. zivvug ('coupling')

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      ziveg, zivvug, zivig

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