b'shem omro

Alternative Spellings

b'sheym omroh, bsheym omroh, besheym omroh, be-sheim omroh, b'sheim omroh, bsheim omroh, besheim omroh, be-shem omroh, b'shem omroh, bshem omroh, beshem omroh, be-shaym omro, b'shaym omro, bshaym omro, beshaym omro, be-sheym omro, b'sheym omro, bsheym omro, besheym omro, be-sheim omro, b'sheim omro, bsheim omro, besheim omro, be-shem omro, beshem omro, bshem omro, be-sheym omroh, beshaym omroh, bshaym omroh, b'shaym omroh, be-shaym omroh

Definitions

  • "Giving credit for an idea" (Glinert)

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)!" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isJYtcJSczU)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

Notes

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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