• v. To profit, benefit.

Example Sentences

  • “It's not right to take someone else's things even if you are not yourself nehneh from them.” (Weiser)

  • "As for your question whether it is ‘moral’ to be nehneh, I think you are asking whether it is permitted l’chatchila (ab initio)..." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • נהנה זײַן nene 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 nene

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