arba minim

Pronunciations

arba minim (ahr-BAH mee-NEEM) listen
arba minim (AHR-buh MEE-neem) listen

Definitions

Example Sentences

  • "Did you buy your set of arba minim in Israel or in Brooklyn?" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • ארבע מינים arba minim 'four species'

    • 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
      • Australia / New Zealand

      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 minnim

Notes

  • Often referred to just as a lulav because all four species are held together with the lulav when used in the ritual shaking on Sukkot.

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