madrich

Pronunciations

madrich (mahd-DREECH) listen
madrich (mahd-REECH) listen

Definitions

  • n. Youth counselor or supervisor.

  • n. A teacher's assistant for elementary and middle schoolers during classes in religious schools.

Example Sentences

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • מדריך madríkh 'lit. (male) guide', מדריכה madrikhá 'lit. (female) guide'

    • Who Uses This

      • Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      madricha, madrichah, madrikha, madrikh

Notes

  • fem. madricha, plural madrichim, fem. plural madrichot.

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