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yeshiva

noun ye·shi·va \yə-ˈshē-və\

Simple Definition of yeshiva

  • : a Jewish school for religious instruction

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yeshiva

plural yeshivas or yeshivot play \-ˌshē-ˈvōt, -ˈvōth\

  1. 1 :  a school for talmudic study

  2. 2 :  an Orthodox Jewish rabbinical seminary

  3. 3 :  a Jewish day school providing secular and religious instruction

Variants of yeshiva

also yeshivah play \yə-ˈshē-və\

Origin of yeshiva

Late Hebrew yĕshībhāh


First Known Use: 1760

Rhymes with yeshiva



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