todah rabah

Pronunciations

todah rabbah (toh-DAH rah-BAH) listen

Definitions

  • interj. "Thanks so much!"; "Many thanks!".

Example Sentences

  • "And to all those people who helped make this dinner a success, toda raba." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • תודה רבה / תּוֹדָה רַבָּה‎ todah rabbah 'much thanks'

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      toda raba, toda rabbah, toda rabba

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