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z"l

Alternative Spellings

zal

Definitions

  • 'of blessed memory', appended to the name of a dead person

Example Sentences

  • "[Bill Rosenberg], z"l" (in an academic e-mail exchange, referring to a deceased academic)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

ז"ל zal (acronym for זכרונו\ה\ם\ן לברכה)

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

See also zatsal, ziya, and olav-hasholom.

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