negel vasser

Alternative Spellings

negl vasser, negl vaser

Definitions

  • literally "nail water"; refers to the practice of washing ones hands immediately after waking

Example Sentences

  • "Did you wash negel vasser?"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

נעגל־װאַסער negl-vaser

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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