moshiach

Pronunciations

mashiach (mah-SHEE-ach) listen

Definitions

  • n. The Messiah.

Example Sentences

  • "Many believe that Jewish law will change fundamentally when the Messiah comes."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • משיח

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      mashiah, mashiach, moshiekh

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