olam habah

Definitions

  • n. "The world to come"; the messianic age; Heaven.

Example Sentences

  • "Many people wonder how olam habah will be different from this one."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • Heb העולם הבא haolám habá, Yiddish עולם־הבא oylem-hábe 'the world to come'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      oylem habe, olam haba, olam ha'ba

Notes

  • The English calque translation, The World to Come, is also used.

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