ess

Alternative Spellings

es

Definitions

  • Eat

Example Sentences

  • Ess, ess already!
  • Ess, mein kind.
  • "Yiddish is the mameloshen — mother tongue — of Jewish mothers, whose watchword is “Ess, ess, mein kind — Eat, eat my child.” So it’s only natural that Yiddish should be the most hospitable of languages." (https://hamodia.com/columns/secret-whole-megillah/)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

עס es 'eat'

Who Uses This

Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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