mabul

Alternative Spellings

mabl

Definitions

  • the Biblical Flood
  • a deluge; a torrent of rain

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

Dictionaries

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

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