taiva

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Lust, desire.

Example Sentences

  • He went off the derech because he had taivos.

  • I have a taivah for bacon.

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • תאוה, תאווה taavá (Israeli/Sephardic), táyve (Ashkenazic/Yiddish)

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      tayveh, taivos, tayvehs, ta'avah, taivah

Notes

  • In the singular the word generally comes with an article. The word can also be used in the plural. This makes it different from "lust" in English. Cf. yetzer hara.

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