n. Gentleness, sensitivity.
"In a too-tight, steam-heated room full of sad and tired people, sweetness seems out of place. But an adverse environment is the natural habitat of eydlkayt. There was one person in the room who showed eydlkayt that evening. And it was, of course, totally unexpected." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Who Uses This
edelkeit, eydelkayt, eidelkayt, eydlkeit, eydelkeit, edelkayt, eidelkeit
See also eidel.
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