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saba

Alternative Spellings

sabah, sabbah, sabba

Definitions

  • grandfather

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Aramaic

Etymology

סבא

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

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)

Notes

See also savta, abba, eema, bubbe, zaidie, tate, and mame.

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