zichrono livracha

Definitions

  • may his memory be for a blessing (often abbreviated 'z"l')

Example Sentences

  • "My grandfather, zikhrono levrakha, said tehillim every day."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • זכרונו לברכה Heb. zichrono livracha, Yid. zikhroyne livrokhe
    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      zikhrono livrakha, zichrono l'vracha

      Notes

      • Plural (masculine or mixed masculine and feminine): zichronam livracha. See also zichrona livracha. Sometimes said in English calque translation: May his memory be for a blessing. Yiddish: zikhroyne livrokhe.

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