n. Character traits (singular: "middah").
"The most important thing about a potential spouse is that he or she has good middos."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb מידה midá, Yiddish míde 'habit, manner' (plural מידות midót, mídes)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
Jewish-English "good middos" is likely a loan translation of Yiddish גוטע מידות gute mides 'virtue'.
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