n. The soul.
"He already has such a Jewish neshama." (upon hearing of the news of a friend who finally converted to Judaism)
“He is a tortured neshome.” (NJY)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb נשמה neshamá, Yiddish neshóme
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
neshome, neshume, neshame, neshameh
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