koved

Alternative Spellings

kavod, kovod

Definitions

  • "honor, dignity, respect" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "The Mashgiach was concerned that the younger bochrim gave so much kavod to the older boys who wore expensive clothes and rented luxury cars." (Weiser) "The older boys convinced the younger bochrim that it's a kavod to put away all the seforim after seder." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb כבוד kavód, Yiddish כּבֿוד kóved

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Notes

More common among Orthodox Jews.

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