aveil

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. "Someone who is in mourning" (Glinert).

Example Sentences

  • "He can't use the tickets to the show because he's an avel." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • אבל avel 'mourner'

    • 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

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      avel, aveyl, avayl, avail, ovel, oveil, oveyl, ovayl, ovl

Notes

  • Pl. aveilim/ovaylim/oveylim/oveilim/ovelim/avaylim/aveylim/avelim.

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