• n. "Grounds for an unusual or innovative statement or argument: basis" (Weiser).

  • n. "A passage mentioned: citation" (Weiser).

  • n. "The source from which something is derived: origin" (Weiser).

Example Sentences

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb. מקור / מָקוֹר makor 'source, origin' (plural מקורות / מְקוֹרוֹת‎ mekorot) > Yid. מקור moker or mekor 'source, origin' (plural מקורים mekoyrim or מקורות mekoyres)

    • Who Uses This

      • 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).


  • Plural mekoros / mekorot / mekoyrim / mekoyres.

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