kaboles ponem

Pronunciations

kabalat panim (kah-bah-LAHT pah-NEEM) listen

Definitions

  • n. The reception before a wedding ceremony, consisting of a tish (for men) and a badeken (for women). Lit. 'receiving the faces'.

Example Sentences

  • "The kaboles ponem is at 1:00 PM, and the chuppah is at 2:00."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb קבלת פנים kabalát-paním, Yiddish קבלת־פּנים kaboles-pónem 'reception, welcome'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      kabbalas panim, kabbalas ponim, kabbalat panim, kabalas panim

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