hachnasas orchim

Pronunciations

hachnasas orchim (hach-NAS-es OR-cheem) listen
hachnasat orchim (hach-nah-SAHT or-CHEEM) listen

Definitions

  • n. Hospitality (lit. "bringing in guests").

Example Sentences

  • "We love to do hachnassas orchim, so we try to host people every week."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • הכנסת אורחים

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • 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

      hachnasat orchim, hakhnoses orkhim, hachnosas orchim, hachnassas orchim

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