Sheket

Definitions

  • Quiet!

Example Sentences

  • "Sheket bevakasha!"
  • "OK guys, sheket! I want you all back at the bus in forty-five minutes, got it?" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

Hebrew שקט sheket, quiet.

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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