osh sovo


osh sovo (OSH sah-VOH) listen


  • n. A slow-cooked Shabbat stew consisting of rice, dried fruit, and meat (usually lamb).

Example Sentences

  • "I’m Yemenite and my husband and his family are Bukharian Jews who hail from Uzbekistan. After we married, my mother-in-law gave me full tutorials on several traditional Bukharian dishes that are special to her and the family, including this osavo." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Arabic / Judeo-Arabic
  • Bukharian
  • Persian


  • P osh 'food' + A saboh > P saboh 'tomorrow/early morning' > B 'tomorrow's meal'

    • Who Uses This

      • Bukharian: Jews with ancestry in Central Asia, such as Uzbekistan and Tajikistan


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      osh savo, osh sovoh, osh savoh, osvo, ossvo, ussvo, shavo, oshi sabo, osavo, oshi saboh

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