leyn

Alternative Spellings

layn

Definitions

  • to chant torah, haftarah or megillah

Example Sentences

  • "Sorry I can't help with Shabbes childcare, I'm leyning that morning."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

לײענען leyenen 'to read' (verbal stem is לײען leyen)

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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