saba

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Grandfather.

Example Sentences

  • "My saba sits on the board of directors of this organization."

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • MH סַבָּא⁩ sába

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      sabah, sabbah, sabba

Notes

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