beteavon

Pronunciations

beteavon (bih-teh-ah-VOHN) listen

Definitions

  • interj. Bon appetit; enjoy your meal; dig in. Glinert: "Literally, 'bon appetit!'"

Example Sentences

  • "...and here is the main course. Beteavon!"

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • בתאבון

    • Who Uses This

      • Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      b'teiavon, b'teavon, b'teyavon

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