shteig

Alternative Spellings

shteyg, shtaig

Definitions

  • strive; study; lit. "rise"

Example Sentences

  • "He's shteyging in the beis medrash"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

שטײַגן shtaygn 'rise, ascend, go up' (verbal stem is שטײַג shtayg)

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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