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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