• adj. (literally or figuratively) Buried.

Example Sentences

  • "On another occasion, when I repeated one of my mother’s frequently uttered reproaches by gravely announcing, ‘Du host mir bagrobn’ (‘You have buried me’), my parents could not refrain from bursting into laughter." (source)

  • Burying a gentile was bagrobn, a Germanic word related to English 'grave'; burying a Jew was more often mekaber zayn or brengen tsu kvure, from Hebrew kavar, 'bury,' and k’vurá, 'burial.'" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish


  • באַגראָבן bagrobn

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      bagrobben, bagroben, bagrob

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