|yemach shemo||(yeh-MACH she-MOW)|
interj. "May his name be erased", appended to the names of evil people such as Haman and Hitler.
"This is the greatest revenge on Hitler, Yemach Shemo..."; or "The Hungarian police, yemach shemam, came for my grandfather." (from website)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb ימח שמו yemákh shemó, Yiddish ימח־שמו yemakh-shmóy (plural ימח־שמם yemakh-shmóm)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
yemach shmo, yimach shemo, yemakh shemoy
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