- to extend, talk/write at length
- "The rabbi was maarich the sermon, to the consternation of the congregation."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb מאריך maaríkh 'prolong, extend' (infinitive להאריך lehaaríkh), Yiddish מאריך זײַן máyrekh zayn 'to talk/write at length' (a periphrastic verb with invariant Hebrew element)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Always used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be")
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