Alternative Spellings

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


  • 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


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


North America


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

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