ge'ava, ge'avah, ge'a'vah
- pride; arrogance; obnoxiousness
- "You've become a real bal gayve since getting your PhD!"
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
"Bal gayve" (בעל־גאווה) is a haughty person, somebody who possesses a lot of gayve.
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