koved

Pronunciations

kavod (ka-VOD) listen
koved (KUH-vid) listen

Definitions

  • n. Honor, dignity, respect.

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

  • TH כבוד kavod > Y כּבֿוד koved

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      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).

      Alternative Spellings

      kovod, kavod

Notes

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