savta

Alternative Spellings

savtah, safta

Definitions

  • grandmother

Example Sentences

  • "My savta always made the best latkahs on channukah."

Languages of Origin

Aramaic, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

סבתא

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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