• v. To bear, tolerate.

Example Sentences

  • “I couldn't be soivel the tension, so I made the first step to bury the hatchet.” (Weiser)

  • "And that's why the metzorah was sent out beyond the walls; because the kedusha of the myriads of Jews living closely together couldn't be soivel, it couldn’t tolerate that tumah." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y סובֿל זײַן soyvl 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 soyvel

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