v. To extend, talk/write at length.
"The rabbi was maarich the sermon, to the consternation of the congregation."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
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)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Who Uses This
Always used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be").
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