acharon acharon chaviv

Pronunciations

acharon acharon chaviv (ACH-rown ACH-rown CHUH-viv) listen
acharon acharon chaviv (ah-chah-ROWN ah-chah-ROWN chah-VEEV) listen

Definitions

  • adv. Last but not least.

Example Sentences

  • "Sarah, Yael, Lizzy, and akhren akhren khoviv, Rachel."

  • "I'm sending invites to Joseph, John, Danny, Lenny, and acharon acharon chaviv to Norman." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Hebrew אחרון אחרון חביב akharón akharón khavív > Yiddish אַחרון אַחרון חבֿיבֿ ákhren ákhren khóviv 'the last, the last is beloved'

    • 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 Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      akhren akhren khoviv

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