Definitions

  • adv. "More distant: Farther." (Weiser)

  • adv. "At a more advanced point: Further." (Weiser)

  • adv. "Further; next." (Steinmetz)

Example Sentences

  • Let's go on, veiter!

  • "Maybe we should get off at the next exit; go vaiter." (Weiser)

  • "Your kashe shows up vaiter in Tosfos, on amud beiz." (Weiser)

  • "Until then he can and must continue going 'veiter' (Yiddish for 'forward')." (Roll, Y. Inner Peace: Achieving Self-esteem Through Prayer, 133: source)

  • "When I wished my brother and his wife 'veiter simchos!' – 'further happy occasions! – I wondered if I had inadvertently uttered a double entendre." (source)

  • "When you come back to a sugya in the Gemara that you have already started, the yetzer hara always says to you, 'Well, we know what happened up till here, let’s go on! Or as we say in Yiddish "Veiter!"'" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • ווײַטער vayter 'further', from ווײַט vayt 'far'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      vayter, vaiter, veyter

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