interj. A congratulatory term meaning "(may it be) a good omen!"
"May this blessing be a siman tov for you and your family."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
סימן טוב siman tov 'a good sign'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
- North America
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
simen tov, seeman tov
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