maarich

Definitions

  • to extend, talk/write at length

Example Sentences

  • "The rabbi was maarich the sermon, to the consternation of the congregation."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

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)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

Notes

Always used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be")

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