Definitions

  • n. Logic, reason.

  • n. Theoretical analysis.

  • n. Intricate process.

Example Sentences

  • "I have more respect for the subway system now that I chap the lomdus behind it" (Weiser)

  • "For further analysis on the difference between learning-ability and halakhic authority, see J. David Bleich, “Lamdut and Pesak: Theoretical Analysis and Halakhic Decision-Making” (Chaim N. Saiman, Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, 2020, p. 271)

  • "There's a whole lomdus to making your own tfilin. You're better off just buying a good pair." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Jewish English coinage, based on למדנות Hebrew lamdanut, Yiddish lamdones, 'learnedness,' clipped, possibly influenced by the model of bekius

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      lamdut, lamdus, lomdes, lomdut

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