interj. "I hope it won't happen to us"; "God forbid" lit. "not unto us."
"I heard their house was destroyed in a hurricane." "Lo aleynu!"
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
Who Uses This
lo olenu, lo oleynu, loy aleynu
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