arba kosot

Pronunciations

arba kosot (ahr-BAH kohs-SOHT) listen
arba kosot (AHR-buh KOH-soht) listen

Definitions

  • n. "The four glasses of wine drunk on Passover" (Glinert).

Example Sentences

  • "...and get three crates of Concord wine for the arba kosot." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb. ארבע כוסות arba kosot > Yid. ארבע כּוסות arbe koyses, 'four cups'

    • 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)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      arba kosos, arba koses, arbe koses, arba kohses, arba koyses, arba koysos, arbe koyses, arbe koysos

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