arbes

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Boiled chickpeas.

Example Sentences

  • "Arbes was traditionally served at sholom zachars, the parties thrown in honor of a newborn baby boy on the first Friday night after his birth." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • arbes 'peas'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      arbis, ahrbes, ahrbis

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