shana tova

Definitions

  • interj. Happy new year, lit. 'good year.'

Example Sentences

  • "Facebook message "I would like to wish a Shana Tova to all of my friends and family"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • שנה טובה

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      shanah tovah

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