adloyada (ahd dih-LOH ya-DAH) listen


Example Sentences

  • "In addition to the Holon festival, Herzliya will host an Adloyada parade on March 12 at 10am." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew


  • עד דלא ידע ad delo yada 'until (he) does not know', referencing the Talmudic statement that one should be drunk enough on Purim not to be able to differentiate the hero, Mordechai, and the villain, Haman.

    • 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)
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


      • North America


      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      ad delo yada, ad lo yadah, ad lo yada, adloyadah, ad delo yadah, ad d'lo yada, ad d'lo yadah, adloyoda, adloyodah, ad lo yodah, ad delo yoda, ad delo yodah, ad d'lo yoda, ad d'lo yodah, ad loy yada, ad loy yadah, ad deloy yada, ad deloy yadah, ad d'loy yada, ad d'loy yadah, ad loy yodah, ad lo yoda, ad deloy yoda, ad deloy yodah, ad d'loy yoda, ad d'lo yodah, ad deloy yode, ad d'loy yode

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