meorer

Alternative Spellings

me'orer

Definitions

  • to arouse an inappropriate impulse

Example Sentences

  • "You shouldn't put someone in a situation that you know they have difficulty with since you don't want to be meorer the tayvah [desire]."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb מעורר meorér 'waken, arouse, spur' (infinitive לעורר leorér), Yiddish מעורר זײַן meóyrer zayn 'to rouse (spiritually), inspire, stimulate' (a periphrastic verb with invariant Hebrew element)

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Always used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be")

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