bitul

Definitions

  • n. "Contempt, disparagement" (Steinmetz).

  • n. Self-abnegation.

Example Sentences

  • "To experience real bitul, you have to first learn lots of Tanya and learn to daven with real kavanah."

  • "I can't believe to the bitl he holds for me just because he doesn't like my niggunim."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • ביטול Heb. bitul 'renunciation, relinquishment', Yid. bitl 'disdain, contempt'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

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

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      bitl

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