Rosh Hashanah

Definitions

  • The Jewish new year

Example Sentences

  • "Are you coming for Rosh Hashanah lunch?"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • ראש השנה 'lit. head of the year'
    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Rosh Hashana, Rosheshone

Notes

  • Pronounced Roshasha-NAH by some and Rush-uh-SHUN-uh by others (corresponding to Modern Hebrew or Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation)

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