n. A woman whose husband has refused her a get.
n. A woman who is unable to remarry, due to the fact that her husband is missing and it is not known whether her husband is alive or dead.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
עגונה 'lit. chained woman' (plural עגונות agunot)
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
Plural agunot / agunos or (nonstandard) agunas / agunahs.
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