shiur

Pronunciations

shiur (shee-OHR) listen
shiur (SHEE-or) listen
shiur (SHEE-yurr) listen

Definitions

  • n. A lesson, lecture, or discourse on biblical or rabbinic texts or other Jewish concepts.

  • n. "A measure, size, or rate." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Do you know what the rabbi's shiur is on?"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • שיעור

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      shier

Notes

  • Can be pronounced SHI-er or shi-OOR. Plural is shiurim.

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