toyve

Pronunciations

toyve (TOY-veh) listen
tovah (toh-VAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. A favor.

Example Sentences

  • "Would you do me a tovah, and get me a glass of water?"

  • "I have a toyve to ask of you..."

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • טובה tova 'good'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      tovye, tovya, tova, tovah, toyva, toyveh, toyvah

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