negiah

Pronunciations

negiah (neh-GEE-uh) listen
negiah (neh-gee-AH) listen

Definitions

  • n. "Touching"; usually used in the phrase "shomer negiah", which is the custom of avoiding touch with members of the opposite sex outside of one's family.

Example Sentences

  • "Is he shomer negiah?"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • נגיעה

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      negiyah, negia, negiya

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