b'al pe

Alternative Spellings

ba'al pe, bal pe

Definitions

  • learned by heart, from memory

Example Sentences

  • "She knows all of Shakespear's sonnets ba'al pe." "She can recite all of Pirkei Avos b'al pe."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

בעל פה

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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