• v. To please.

Example Sentences

  • “I only work at my grades to be mehaneh my parents.” (Weiser)

  • "The essential pathway of following Hashem is to rid oneself of earthly desires and needs and to look to be mehaneh others." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מהנה זײַן mehane zayn

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be mehane

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