• v. To keep, prevent.

  • v. To withhold.

  • v. To obviate, preclude.

  • v. To lessen, diminish.

Example Sentences

  • “The road construction was moineia him from getting to the chupah on time.” (Weiser)

  • “The bochrim were mad that the hanhalla was moineia information about the schedule for the zman.” (Weiser)

  • “The broken oven was moineia the cook from having supper ready in time for the bochrim to come from seder.” (Weiser)

  • “The new yeshiva policy should be moineia the possibility of bochrim losing their laundry.” (Weiser)

  • “Let the Rosh Yeshiva be mesader kidushin in order not to be moineia his kavod.” (Weiser)

  • "The velt is keseder moineia your kavod." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מונע

    • 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 moyneia, to be moineya, to be moyneya, to be moinaya, to be moynaya

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