maariv

Alternative Spellings

mayriv, ma'ariv

Definitions

  • the evening prayer

Example Sentences

  • Reform Synagogue website: "Join us for Ma'ariv services where we will blend our roots of the Jewish tradition with a modern sense of joy and innovation

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

מעריב

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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