emesdik

Alternative Spellings

emesdic, emesdick

Definitions

  • "Truthful, genuine" (Steinmetz)
  • "As a matter of fact: Genuinely" (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "He was known for his straightforward and 'emesdike' manner, and good middos." (https://crownheights.info/notices/629092/bde-rabbi-yaackov-boruch-gansburg-87-obm/)
  • "Emesdik we want you to eat by us. We've even brought you a chair already." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

אמתדיק emesdik 'genuine', Hebrew word אמת emet (emes in Yiddish) 'true, truth' + Yiddish ־דיק -dik adjectival/adverbial suffix.

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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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