matzliach

Alternative Spellings

matsliach, matzliech, matsliech, matzliakh, matsliakh, matzliekh, matsliekh, matzliah, matsliah, matzlieh, matslieh

Definitions

  • "To thrive: Prosper" (Weiser)
  • "Accomplishing a mission or an attempt: Successful" (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "Kol Hakavod. You should be matzliach in all you do."
  • "As soon as he began to be matzliach in his business, the yeshiva sent someone to him to collect." (Weiser)
  • "They were matzliach in collecting enough money to start the new building." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Hebrew מצליח matsliach 'succeed', English usage with verb "be" calqued from Yiddish periphrastic verb מצליח־זײַן matsliekh-zayn '(to) be successful'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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