krovim

Pronunciations

krovim (crow-VEEM)

Definitions

  • n. Relatives.

Example Sentences

  • "This property is sold to our members and their krovim: parents, spouses, children, siblings and other close relatives and friends" (ad by Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in Temple Beth Am (LA) newsletter, 8/08)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb קרוב karóv (plural קרובים kerovím), Yiddish קרובֿ kórev (plural קרובֿים króyvim)

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

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

Notes

  • Singular karov / korev.

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