Alternative Spellings

arbis, ahrbes, ahrbis


  • Boiled chickpeas

Example Sentences

  • "Arbes is also served on Purim, to commemorate how Queen Esther became a vegetarian so she could keep the laws of kosher at the palace." (

Languages of Origin



arbes 'peas'

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)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


North America


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

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