parnasa

Alternative Spellings

parnosa, parnose, parnusa, parnasa

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

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

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