hesped

Pronunciations

hesped (hesped)

Definitions

  • n. Eulogy, funeral oration.

Example Sentences

  • "Rabbi Mordechai Ginsbury, of Hendon United Synagogue, delivered the hesped prepared by Rabbi Mirvis for Sunday's levaya." (source)

  • "Apprecitaing Our Gedolim - A Hesped on Rav Nissan Karelitz ZT"L" (source)

  • "Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter of Yeshiva University and The Jewish Center shares divrei hesped for his rabbinic predecessor and role model, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm zz"l." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • הספד hesped 'eulogy'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      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).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      hessped

Notes

  • HES-ped

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