Alternative Spellings

karov, korev


  • 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


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


North America


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

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