"We erect the matzeivah one year after the burial."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb מצבה matsevá, Yiddish מצבֿה matséyve
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
In Polish, the word "macewa" (pronounced with stress on the second syllable) refers to a Jewish tombstone and is likely a borrowing from Yiddish.
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