n. That which was learned as a young child.
"I'm not sure where I learned it, it's just my girsa d'yankuta."
"My girsa d’yankuta: 'Trick or Treat!' My child’s girsa d’yankuta: 'Baruch Atoh, Omain!'" (source)
"As an apikoros (in Yiddish, a 'heretic'), Buber knew Judaism from within, having acquired it in his youth - as the Talmudic Aramaic has it, girsa d'yankuta, 'imbibed it with his mother's milk'" (Martin Buber: A Life of Faith and Dissent, by Paul Mendes-Flohr, 2019, p. 147)
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גִירְסָא דְיַנְקוּתָא girsa d'yankuta, lit. 'that learned in childhood' (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 21b)
girse d'yankuse, girsah d'yankuta, girsa d'yankusa, girsa de yankuta, girsah d'yankusa
Girsa means "learning," and yankuta means "childhood" (from the root y-n-k "to nurse"). Based on Rashi's commentary on Shabbat 21B, this phrase carries the assumption that one is more likely to remember what one learns as a child than what one learns as an adult.
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