Aibishter

Pronunciations

aybishter (EY-bish-tur) listen

Definitions

  • n. God, lit. "supreme one" or "the one above"

Example Sentences

  • "Whatever the Aibishter wants will happen."

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • אײבערשטער aybershter 'the uppermost (one)'

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Europe

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Aybishter, Ebeshter, Eybeshter, Eybishter, Aybishter, Eibishter, Eybershter, Aibershter, Abishter

Notes

  • In Yiddish, this is the masculine, singular, nominative form of the adjective meaning "uppermost." It declines like other regular Yiddish adjectives, viz. פֿונעם אײבערשטן funem eybershtn 'from the highest one [=God]'.

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