n. Blessing (in the technical or figurative sense).
"My son is three and already knows many of the brachos for foods!"
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb ברכה berakhá, Yiddish ברכה brókhe
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- 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).
Who Uses This
broche, brachah, brakha, brocha, brucha, brukha, brukhe, brokhe, bracho, brocho
plural brachot / brachos / brochos / brokhes (ברכות). Also used in the phrase mazel and brocha - which indicates the satisfied sealing of a deal, especially in the diamond business.
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