mutar

Pronunciations

mutar (MOOT-er) listen
mutar (moo-TAR) listen

Definitions

  • adj. Permitted for a Jew to do.

Example Sentences

  • "I heard from my rebbe that it is muttar to whistle on Shabbos"

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • מותר mutar 'permitted'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      muttar, muttur, mutur, mutter, muter

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