seforim

Alternative Spellings

sforim, sefarim, sfarim

Definitions

  • Religious books written in Hebrew or Aramaic.

Example Sentences

  • "Sforim.net: This is an ongoing project bringing sforim to the web in text format."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Heb ספרים sefarím 'books', Yiddish ספֿרים sfórim 'holy books'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

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).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

Singular: sefer, seyfer, seifer (ספר)

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