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- horrible, violent, or unnatural death, often used as a curse
- "Er zol chappen a misa meshuna bekarov" (he should get a horrible death soon).
- They and all soney Yisroel deserve a misa meshuna.
- The way Rabbi Akiva died involved a misa meshuna.
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Aramaic
Hebrew מיתה משנה mita meshane, lit. unusual death, horrible death.
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
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