n. Lust, desire.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
תאוה, תאווה taavá (Israeli/Sephardic), táyve (Ashkenazic/Yiddish)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
tayveh, taivos, tayvehs, ta'avah, taivah
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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