adv. "By the way: incidentally" (Weiser).
prep. "Subordinate to: along with" (Weiser).
"They learned in together in the afternoon, and, agav, they decided to meet again later that evening." (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Aram. עַל גַּב al gav 'on the back of' > Aram. אגב agav 'on the back of' and Heb. אגב / אַגַּב agav 'by the way' > Yid. אַגבֿ 'agev 'incidentally, by the way, in passing'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
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