tehina

Alternative Spellings

tahina

Definitions

  • A paste made from ground sesame seeds, used as a dip or spread.

Example Sentences

  • "Spoon some tehina into a small bowl." (https://www.jta.org/2010/11/29/lifestyle/hold-the-mayo-ill-have-some-tehina-with-that)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

טחינה tehina 'sesame paste'

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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