forshpil

Alternative Spellings

farshpil, forschpil, farschpil, forshpiel, farshpiel, forschpiel, farschpiel

Definitions

  • An Ashkenazi custom of entertaining the bride on the Sabbath afternoon or evening preceding the wedding.

Example Sentences

  • "Each time that there's a forshpil, it's like a new experience." (https://books.google.com/books?id=XMs4baaXhJYC&pg=PA125&lpg=PA125&dq=%22a+forshpil%22&source=bl&ots=FXo_PJA3wC&sig=ACfU3U0_PYuLDZ1vtaJ-xNjhEu2ViIPCzA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjZ44u02ZPqAhVAHTQIHdU3CFYQ6AEwAXoECAoQAQ)

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַרשפּיל farshpil 'prelude'

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

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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