madrega

Pronunciations

madrega (mahd-dreh-GAH) listen
madrega (muhd-DREY-guh) listen

Definitions

  • n. Level, especially spiritual level.

Example Sentences

  • "You're shomer, so you're on a different madreige of frumkeit."

  • "It was a spiritual ascension, a completely different madrega (mystical level) of holiness" (source)

  • "There are various madreigos of chillul Shabbos legabei a sick person" (Weiser 54)

  • "The Rov is on a higher madrega than people like us."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • מדרגה Heb. madrega, Yid. madreyge

    • 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)
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      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).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      madreyga, madreiga, madregah, madreigah, madreygah, madrege, madreyge, madreige, madregeh, madreygeh, madreigeh, madrego, madreigo

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