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  • abba

    n. Father, dad, daddy.

  • abi gezunt

    interj. "As long as you're healthy [you can be happy]."

  • acharon acharon chaviv

    adv. Last but not least.

  • achdut

    n. "Sense of common purpose fostering harmony: unity, solidarity." (Weiser)

  • achrayut

    n. "Obligation, financial or personal, to others: burden." (Weiser)

  • aderaba

    adv. "By all means, certainly." (Weiser)

  • agmas nefesh

    n. "Disappointment or sadness: heartache" (Weiser)

  • al regel achat

    adv. lit. "On one foot"; off-the-cuff; in short; (of a question) "[answered] very briefly and cursorily" (Glinert).

  • aleph-bet

    n. "A name for the Hebrew alphabet" (JPS)

  • aliyah

    n. "Calling to the reading of the Torah." (Glinert)

  • alter bocher

    n. A man that is too old not to be married.

  • am haaretz

    n. Bumpkin, ignoramus, uneducated person.

  • apikoros

    n. Heretic, non-believer, especially one with great knowledge of Judaism.

  • arbes

    n. Boiled chickpeas.

  • aroisgevorfene gelt

    n. "A waste of money"; lit., thrown out money.

  • avade

    adv. Of course. / Obviously!

  • aveil

    n. "Someone who is in mourning" (Glinert).

  • averah

    n. Religious transgression (Glinert: "An aveirah is an infringement on the Torah, the opposite of a mitzvah.").

  • ayin hara

    n. The evil eye.

  • azoy

    conj. So, thus.