bench licht

Pronunciations

bench licht (bensh LICHT) listen

Definitions

  • v. (Light and) bless candles.

Example Sentences

  • "Well, I better hang up soon--almost time to bentsch licht."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Yiddish בענטשן bentshn 'to bless' (stem is בענטש bentsh), Yiddish ליכט likht 'candle(s)'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      bentsch likht, bench likht, bentsch licht, bentch licht, bentsh likht, bentsh licht, bentshn likht, bentch likht

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