shavua tov

Pronunciations

shavua tov (sha-VOO-ah TOV) listen

Definitions

  • sent. A greeting used after Shabbat ends on Saturday night and on Sunday, meaning 'good week'.

Example Sentences

  • "Is Shabbat out? Shavua tov, everyone!" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • Mod. Heb. שָׁבוּעַ טוֹב, itself a calque of Yid. אַ גוטע וואָך‎ ‎a gute vokh 'a good week'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      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).

      Alternative Spellings

      shavuah tov

Notes

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