adv. "Giving credit for an idea" (Glinert).
"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'
- 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).
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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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