BS"D

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • interj. "With the help of heaven" - an acronym that is put at the top of many documents produced by Orthodox Jews as a reminder that everything comes from G-d.

Example Sentences

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic

Etymology

  • בְּסִיַעְתָּא דִּשְׁמַיָּא bisiyata dishmaya

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      BS'D, BSD, בס"ד

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