arba minim

Alternative Spellings

arba minnim

Definitions

  • "The four plant species used on Sukkot" (Glinert).

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

Dictionaries

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

Notes

Often referred to just as a lulav, which is one of the four species.

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