Mutar

Alternative Spellings

Muttar, Muttur, Mutur, Mutter, Muter

Definitions

  • Permitted for a Jew to do.

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Aramaic

Etymology

Hebrew מותר mutar

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)

Dictionaries

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

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