• n. A defender.

  • n. An intercessor.

Example Sentences

  • "Nukhem the Shamas delegated the blind Gemara-melamed as the Amdur meylets-yoysher [intercessor] to the other world on behalf of Amdur" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מליץ־יושר meylets-yoysher

    • 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

      meylets yoisher, meyletz yoisher, meyletz yoysher, mayletz yoysher, mayletz yoisher, maylets yoisher, maylets yoysher

Edit     Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.