achron

Alternative Spellings

akhron, aharon, ahron, akharon, acharon

Definitions

  • "Latter-day religious authorities... scholars of the Renaissance and later times" (Glinert).

Example Sentences

  • "Before you check it in the Acharonim, look up the Rishonim." (Glinert)
  • "The Spanish Expulsion marks the approximate beginning of the age of the Acharonim" (https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2435039/jewish/The-Early-Acharonim-(1500s).htm)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

אחרון acharon 'later, last'

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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

Notes

Plural achronim, acharonim.

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