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  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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!

  • averah

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

  • azoy

    conj. So, thus.

  • baal gaavah

    n. An arrogant or conceited person.

  • balaboosta

    n. Female head of household.

  • balabos

    n. Male head of a household.

  • balabotish

    adj. "Quiet; respectable; well mannered" (Rosten). "middle class"; normal.

  • batlan

    n. "Someone without a trade or regular means of livelihood" (Rosten).

  • behema

    n. A boor, an uncouth, unmannered individual.