• v. To analyze.

  • v. To discuss.

  • v. To contemplate.

  • v. To toil, drudge.

Example Sentences

  • “He sat down and horivad the same Tosfos for hours.” (Weiser)

  • “They continued to horiva over shiur through lunch.” (Weiser)

  • “It was only after he'd horivad over the shaila for hours that he found a terutz." (Weiser)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • האָרעװען horeven 'to labor, toil'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      horeve, horeva, horive, horiva over, horeve over, horeva over, horive over

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