b'shem omro


b'shem omro (bih-SHEHM ohm-ROH) listen


  • adv. Giving credit where due.

Example Sentences

  • "Jeff, I don't mind if you use my idea on your client, but say it be-shem omro." (Glinert)

  • "Thanks in advance for anything you might send my way. I'll teach it all b'shem omro/omrah (in the name of its speaker)!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • בשם אמרו beshem omro 'in the name of him who said it'

    • 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)


      • North America


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

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  • The feminine form, beshem omrah (also spelled beshem omrah, beshem omrahh) 'in the name of her who said it' can sometimes be heard in more liberal communities.

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