• n. Interest on a loan.

Example Sentences

  • "Don't worry, the community won't charge you any ribit on a loan they make you." (Glinert)

  • "It is forbidden min haTorah to charge Jews interest because of the prohibition of ribis." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH ריבית ribit > Y ריבית ribes

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

      ribis, ribet, ribes"

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