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What does Fakakta mean in Hebrew?
It’s a Yiddish word meaning something that’s tedious to do, and putting on sunscreen is tedious … so I said schlep instead of slap in reference to the famous ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ slogan from the Cancer Council campaign of the early 1980s!” For some reason it only got a small laugh. Must be a cultural thing.
What is a Shanda?
Shanda. Definition: A shame, a scandal. Example: “Can you even believe he slept with her best friend?! Oh, what a shanda!”
What does the Yiddish word mazik mean?
mazik impish mischievous person, esp. a child.
What does the Yiddish word Mieskeit mean?
From Yiddish mieskeyt ugliness, an ugly person or thing from mies ugly, loathsome (from post-biblical Hebrew mā’ūs loathsome, repulsive from Hebrew mē’as to despise, reject) + Yiddish -keyt, suffix forming abstract nouns.
What does Shonda mean?
noun. informal US. In Jewish usage: a person, thing, or act that brings shame or scandal; a disgrace.
What does schmaltz mean in Yiddish?
rendered chicken fat
Schmaltz is way too much sappiness or sentimentality. Since the mid-1930s, the Yiddish word schmaltz has been used this way, although its original meaning is “rendered chicken fat,” or “melted fat,” first spelled shmalts. It comes from the Old High German smalz, “animal fat.”
What does Miskite mean in Yiddish?
The Yiddish word “meeskite” meaning “someone so homely she’s actually cute,” the proverbial face only a mother could love, that was Rosie.
What is the root word of fagald?
late 13c., “bundle of twigs bound up,” also fagald, faggald, from Old French fagot “bundle of sticks” (13c.), of uncertain origin, probably from Italian fagotto “bundle of sticks,” diminutive of Vulgar Latin *facus, from Latin fascis “bundle of wood” (see fasces ).
Is the Yiddish word ‘faygele’ related to the American word ‘Little Bird’?
The Yiddish word faygele, lit. “little bird,” has been claimed by some to be related to the American usage. The similarity between the two words makes it possible that it might at least have had a reinforcing effect.
What is the origin of the word ‘Fascism’?
Its immediate origin is unclear, but it is based on the word for “bundle of sticks,” ultimately derived, via Old French, Italian and Vulgar Latin, from Latin fascis.
What does the Yiddish word verklempt mean?
Verklempt (פארקלעמפט) is a Yiddish word that means “overcome with emotion.”. Pronounced ” fur-klempt ,” people use it when they are so emotional that they’re on the verge of tears or at a loss for words because of their emotional state.