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n. "Child prodigy (especially in Torah or Talmud)." (Glinert)
n. A genius.
"There is one young man...and it is no exaggeration for me to say that hitherto, I have never seen an ilui ...of such depth together with the other strengths in any one... he is a truly great one... able to plumb the depths of thought." (source)
"Their second son's an iluy. I heard he knows half of Shas already." (Glinert)
“From just one shiur, I'm zicher he's an ilui.” (Weiser)
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TH. עילוי (pl. עילויים iluyím) 'prodigy' > Yid. עילוי íleh (p. עילויים ilúim) 'child prodigy (especially in Talmud)'
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