schav

Alternative Spellings

chav, schtschav, shtschav, schtshav, shtshav, stshav, schchav, shchav, tschav, tshav, tschav, shtchav

Definitions

  • A cold cream-of-sorrel soup.

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שטשאַוו shtshav 'sorrel'

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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