gmar tov

Alternative Spellings

gemar tov, g'mar tov

Definitions

  • Greeting/closing used between Rosh Hashana and the end of Yom Kippur. Lit. 'good conclusion'

Example Sentences

  • "Gmar tov, and have a meaningful fast." (email closing)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

Clipping of gmar chatima tova

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

See also gmar chatima tova

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