learn

Definitions

  • "To be involved in the acquisition of Torah knowledge through reading and reflection, or to do so as an occupation: STUDY" (Weiser)

Example Sentences

  • "Avram is going to learn with Dovid."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish
  • English

Etymology

  • 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)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      lern

Notes

  • Calque of the Yiddishe verb "lernen." Similarly, in modern Hebrew "lilmod" (ללמוד) means both "learn" and "study," without distinction.

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