Definitions

  • n. Love; particularly divine love.

Example Sentences

  • "Why are you all confusing this with ‘sinah’ and ‘ahave?’ This is not a matter of love or hate!" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew
  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • TH אַהֲבָה > Y אַהבֿה aave, MH אַהֲבָה ahavá

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      ahavah, ahava, ahaveh

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