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rachmones

Alternative Spellings

rachmanut, rachmonis, rakhmones, rachmunes, rachmonus, rachmanus, rakhmonus, rakhmanus

Definitions

  • mercy, pity, empathy

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb רחמנות rakhmanút, Yiddish rakhmónes

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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