n. Good deed.
n. Jewish ritual commandment.
"What a mitzvah it was for Sarah to help that elderly woman cross the street."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb. מִצְוָה mitzvah 'commandment' > Yid. מ(י)צװה mitzve
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
mitzva, mitsvah, mitsve, mitsva, mitzve, mitsveh, mitzveh
Plural mitzvot / mitsvot / mitzves / mitsves.
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