|Rosh Hashanah||(rush hah-SHAH-nuh)|
n. The Jewish new year.
"Are you coming for Rosh Hashanah lunch?"
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
ראש השנה 'lit. head of the year'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
Rosh Hashana, Rosheshone
Pronounced Roshasha-NAH by some and Rush-uh-SHUN-uh by others (corresponding to Modern Hebrew or Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation)
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