wimpel

Definitions

  • n. A long, linen sash used as a binding for the Sefer Torah by Jews of German (Yekke) origin.

Example Sentences

Languages of Origin

  • Western Yiddish/German

Etymology

  • Yid. װימפּל vimpl, cognate of German "cloth," derived from Old German, bewimfen, meaning "to cover up" or "conceal"

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
      • Yekkes

      Regions

      • Great Britain
      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      vimpel

Notes

  • See here for more info.

    Mentioned in the JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words under entry for gartl.

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