Melech Hamelachim


Melech Hamelachim (MEH-lehkh hah-meh-lah-KHEEM) listen
Melech Hamelachim (MAY-lihkh hahm-LAW-khim) listen


  • n. God.

Example Sentences

  • "Come and see how the melech hamelachim is different than a basar v’dam melech! God is merciful, we should be as well (imitatio dei)." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH מלך המלכים > Y מלך המלכים meylekh hamlokhim 'king of kings'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • 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[1968]).

      Alternative Spellings

      Melekh Ham’lokhim, Maylekh Hamlokhim, Melech Ham’lochim, Maylech Hamlochim, Meilekh Hamlokhim, Meilech Hamlochim, Meylekh Hamlokhim, Melekh Hamelakhim

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