Gan Eden


Gan Eden (gahn ED-en) listen


  • n. The Garden of Eden; paradise; heaven.

Example Sentences

  • "Great-grandma's not here anymore. She's in Gan Eden."

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Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • TH גן עדן 'Garden of Eden'

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Gan Eydn

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