meldado

Definitions

  • n. Anniversary of someone's death; the study session done in honor of that person.

Example Sentences

  • "The Meldado / Anos / Yartzeit / Hillulah of Rabbi Alfass[i] is 10 Iyar."

  • "[I]n public, they will remember their murdered family members on special occasions such as Yom Kippur, meldados and Yom Hashoa."

Languages of Origin

  • Ladino

Who Uses This

  • Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage

Regions

  • North America

Dictionaries

  • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Alternative Spellings

meldatho

Notes

  • A Judeo-Greek influence in Judeo-Spanish/Ladino.

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