- 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, Yiddish
Heb מידה midá, Yiddish míde 'habit, manner' (plural מידות midót, mídes)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Jewish-English "good middos" is likely a loan translation of Yiddish גוטע מידות gute mides 'virtue'.
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