"My grandmother was nifter last month."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb נפטר niftár '(masculine singular) passed away' (infinitive להיפטר lehipatér), Yiddish ניפֿטר װערן nífter vern 'to pass away' (periphrastic verb with invariant Hebrew element)
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
Used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be")
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