savlanut

Pronunciations

savlanut (sahv-lah-NOOT)

Definitions

  • n. Patience.

Example Sentences

  • Mother to impatient child: "You need to have a little savlanut." or "Savlanut is the reason why we don't have drive by shootings, people killing each other while waiting in line, and endless public brawling."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • סבלנות

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      savlanoot, savlones

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