adj. "Truthful, genuine." (Steinmetz)
adv. "As a matter of fact: Genuinely." (Weiser)
"He was known for his straightforward and 'emesdike' manner, and good middos." (source)
"Emesdik we want you to eat by us. We've even brought you a chair already." (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
אמתדיק emesdik 'genuine', Hebrew word אמת emet (emes in Yiddish) 'true, truth' + Yiddish ־דיק -dik adjectival/adverbial suffix.
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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