adj. (with 'on') influential
n. spiritual mentor
"I asked my mashpiah what I should do about yeshivah next year. The deadline to apply is pretty soon."
"The musar talks were mashpia on him to deal with his peers better." (Weiser)
"The weather was mashpia on the day's schedule of events." (Weiser)
"I think that new bochur was mashpia on everyone to start talking during class." (Weiser)
"The older bochur was mashpia on my brother to learn more." (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
משפיע mashpia 'one who influences; influencing'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Australia / New Zealand
- South Africa
- Great Britain
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
mashpiah, mashpieh, mashpie
See also mushpa.
Edit See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.