rov

Alternative Spellings

rav

Definitions

  • A particularly notable rabbi; a halachic decisor

Example Sentences

  • "Did you ask the rov?"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

רב

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]).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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