n. "Borshtsh" is the Russian word for beet soup. Among Jews soup made from beets is considered Polish borshtsh, while Russian borshtsh is made from cabbage.
n. "An Eastern European soup traditionally made with beets." (JPS)
"My family always eats borscht on Pesach."
Languages of Origin
באָרשט borsht (sometimes spelled באָרשטש borshtsh)
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
A Slavic word (cf. Russian and Ukrainian борщ borshch [no -t ending])
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