gut chodesh

Alternative Spellings

gut khodesh, gut hodesh, gut choydesh, gut khoydesh, gut hoydesh, gut chodesch, gut khodesch, gut hodesch, gut choydesch, gut khoydesch, gut hoydesch

Definitions

  • "Good month!" Ashkenazi greeting on Rosh Chodesh.

Example Sentences

  • "Gut chodesh, my friends!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

גוט חודש gut khoydesh 'good month'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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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