- "To be involved in the acquisition of Torah knowledge through reading and reflection, or to do so as an occupation: STUDY" (Weiser)
- "Avram is going to learn with Dovid."
Languages of Origin
Yiddish לערנען lernen 'to study, learn' (verbal stem is לערן lern)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Calque of the Yiddishe verb "lernen." Similarly, in modern Hebrew "lilmod" (ללמוד) means both "learn" and "study," without distinction.
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