lo aleynu

Pronunciations

lo aleynu (LOH ah-LEY-noo)
lo aleynu (loh ah-LEY-noo)

Definitions

  • interj. "I hope it won't happen to us"; "God forbid" lit. "not unto us."

Example Sentences

  • "I heard their house was destroyed in a hurricane." "Lo aleynu!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • לא עלינו

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      lo olenu, lo oleynu, loy aleynu

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