n. "A division or portion of a specified duration: time" (Weiser).
n. "Any of the semesters into which a yeshiva's academic year is divided: term" (Weiser).
n. A halachically specified time for a Jewish religious ritual or occurrence.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb. זמן / זְמַן 'time, a time' (plural זמנים / זְמַנִּים zmanim), Yid. זמן 'term (period of time); academic term, semester' (plural זמנים zmanim or זמנען zmanen)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- 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).
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