n. A tale, story.
n. An anecdote.
n. An incident.
n. An affair, situation.
n. An act, deed.
n. “An act recognized officially to effect the validity of a transaction, a legal circumstance, and the like: ENACTMENT." (Weiser)
“He made up some maise to explain why he never showed up.” (Weiser)
“I told him a maise from my younger days in Europe to encourage his learning.” (Weiser)
“I had such a maisae the last time I asked him for a favor that I'll never try again.” (Weiser)
“The maise is that I can't go with you until later.” (Weiser)
“He did such a cruel maise that I'm not sure I can forgive him.” (Weiser)
"It's not enough just to pay the money if you don't make a masie to show the kinyan.” (Weiser)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
TH מעשה > Y מעשׂה mayse
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- 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).
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