Hebrew Words in Yiddish

They are spelled exactly as they are in Hebrew, but may be pronounced differently. Almost a fifth of Yiddish words are derived from Hebrew. Many have to do with religion. Most words ending in E are feminine.

There are several excellent dictionaries on this topic. They include: Verterbukh fun loshn-kodesh shtamike verter in yidish by Yitshok Niborski, and it is published by the Medem Library in Paris. A Guide to the More Common Hebraic Words in Yiddish by Steven A. Jacobson at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska. Hebrew and Aramaic Words in the Yiddish Language: Their Phonetic Spelling and Translation into English and Russian by Moishe Wolf of Portland, Oregon. It may be out of print.

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agev incidentally
agune, di deserted wife
akhrayes, dos responsibility
akhuts except
akhzer cruel
almen, der widower
almone, di widow
ashires, dos fortune
avade certainly
aveyre, di sin
avle, di injustice
awser forbidden
bakoshe, di request
bal-melokhe, der craftsman
beemes really
beheyme, di cow
behole, di bedlam
beryesh efficient
beshas while
besholem unharmed
betn mekhile apologize
beys-oylem, der cemetery
binyen, der building
bokher, der bachelor
boyrer der arbitrator
bri, der circumcision
brokhe, di blessing
broygez angry
bsule, di maiden
bushe, di shame
dayg worry
derekh-erets, der respect
dire, di apartment
dorem, der south
doykhik, der scarcity
droshe, di sermon
efsher maybe
emes, der truth
emune, di creed
erev eve
eydes, der witness
eymedik dreadful
eytse, di advice
eyver, der limb
feye, di fairy
galakh, der priest
ganev, der thief
ganeydn, der paradise
gazlen, der robber
get, der divorce
goles, dos exile
goyresh, der divorced man
grushe, di divorcee
guzme, di exaggeration
gvir, der rich man
gvul, der limit
hakhnose, di income
halvoe, di loan
hamoyn, der mob
hanoe, di pleasure
hanokhe, di discount
hashpoe, di influence
haskome, di approval
hatslokhe, di success
havtokhe, di pledge
hekdish, dos poorhouse
heskem, der agreement
hesken, der accord
hesped, der eulogy
heypekh, der opposite
kaas, der anger
kale, di bride
katsev, der butcher
kedey so
kehile, di congregation
keseyderik constant
keylim, di dishes
keyver, der grave
khalesh faint
kharote, di remorse
khasene, di wedding
khaver, der friend
khaye, di beast
khazer, der pig
khazn, der cantor
khet, der offense
kheyfets, der item
kheylek, der portion
kheyn, der charm
kheyshek, der urge
khezhbn, der account, the
khisorn, der defect
khokhme, di wisdom
kholem, der dream
khosn, der bridegroom
khoydesh, der month
khoyle, der invalid
khoyv, der debt
khoyzek, der ridicule
khshad, der suspicion
khurbn, der destruction
khutspe, di brashness
kimat almost
kine, di envy
klole, di curse
kol, dos voice
korbn, der victim
korev, der relative
kosher kosher
koved, der honor
koyakh, der strength
koyne, der customer
kvure, di burial
lamdn, der learned man
lemoshl for example
lesof finally
lets, der jester
levaye, di funeral
levone, di moon
loshn, dos language
mabl, der flood
make, di plague
makhmes because of
makhsheyfe, di witch
malakh, der angel
malke, di queen
mapole, di defeat
mashmoes, dos possibility
maskim zayn agree
matbeye, di coin
matone, di gift
matsev, der status
mayle, di advantage
mayrev, der west
mazl, dos luck
medine, di country
mehume, di riot
mekhaber, der author
mekhile, di forgiveness
menie, di difficulty
mes, der corpse
meshiakh, der Messiah
meshuge crazy
metsie, di bargain
meyle anyhow
meyvin, der expert
mezumen, dos cash
midber, di desert
mies ugly
milkhome, di war
mishpet, der trial
mishpokhe, di family
mistome probably
mitsve, di good deed
mizrakh, der east
moker, der source
moshl, der example
moyekh, der brain
moyel, der circumsiser
moyre, di fear
mumkhe, der specialist
nadn, der dowry
nakhis, dos satisfaction
nedove, di donation
nekhome, di consolation
nekome, di revenge
nes, der miracle
neshome, di soul
nesie, di trip
neyder, der vow
nisoyen, der temptation
nogid, der rich man
novi, der prophet
omeyn amen
oves, di ancestors
oyfes, di poultry
oylem, der audience
oyrekh, der guest
oytser, der treasure
pakhdn, der coward
parnose, di livelihood
pazronish extravagant
peye, di earlock
peyger die
ponim, dos face
porets, der landowner
psak, der judgment
pshat, der meaning
rakhmones, dos pity
raye, di evidence
reb mister
refue, di cure
rege, di instant
rekhiles, dos slander
reshime, di list
reyakh, der odor
roshe, der villain
rov, der rabbi
ruakh, der devil
sakone, di danger
sam, der poison
seykhl, der intellect
sgule, di remedy
shabes, der Saturday
shames, der sexton
shive, di mourning period
shkoyre, di commodity
shmue, di rumor
sho, di hour
shokhn, der neighbor
sholem, der peace
sholiakh, der messenger
shoykhet, der ritual slaughterer
shoymer, der guard
shutef, der partner
shvue, di oath
sibe, di cause
sikhsekh, der controversy
simkhe, di celebration
sine, di hate
skhar, der reward
skhires, di salary
skhoyre, di merchandise
sod, der secret
sof, der end
sofek, der doubt
soykher, der merchant
soyne, der enemy
sude, di feast
taam, der taste
takhlis, der result
talmid, der student
tayne, di complaint
tayneg, der delight
taynen argue
tayve, di lust
terets, der excuse
teykef immediately
tfile, di prayer
toes, der mistake
tomid always
toyve, di favor
tsar, der grief
tsavoe, di will
tsdoke, di charity
tselem, der cross
tshuve, di reply
tsofn, der north
tsore, di trouble
tvue, di grain
vatrones, dos generosity
yam, der ocean
yedie, di message
yerid, der fair
yerushe, di inheritance
yeshive, di Yeshiva
yikhes, der pedigree
yontev, der holiday
yosem, der orphan
yoyresh, der heir
yoysher, der justice
zikorn, der memory
zokher, der male

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Last Updated on 7/20/2016
By PHILIP "FISHL" KUTNER