saba

Alternative Spellings

sabba, sabbah, sabah

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).

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