moshiach

Alternative Spellings

mashiah, mashiach, moshiekh

Definitions

  • 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

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).

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