mabul

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. A deluge; a torrent of rain.

  • n. The Biblical Flood.

Example Sentences

  • "It's really a mabul out there!"

  • "The Midrash says that Og survived the mabul by hanging on to the side of the Ark."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb מבול mabúl, Yiddish mábl

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      mabl

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