parnasa

Pronunciations

parnasa (par-NAH-SAH) listen
parnasa (par-NUH-suh) listen

Definitions

  • n. Livelihood, income.

Example Sentences

  • "I'd love to have you work here and it would be some extra parnasah for you too."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb פרנסה parnasá, Yiddish פּרנסה parnóse

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      parnosa, parnose, parnusa, parnasa

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