n. The Hebrew word for dreidel.
"Sevivon wasn't traditionally used anywhere until the word was made up in 1887 by 5 y.o. Itamar ben Avi." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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