shalach monos


sha·​lach mo·​nos
variants or shalach manoth
: the exchange of gifts or the sending of gifts to the poor at the time of the Purim festival
: a Purim gift consisting typically of cakes, confections, fruit, wine, or money

Word History


shalach monos from Yiddish shlakh mones, from Hebrew mishlōaḥ mānōth sending of portions; shalach manoth from New Hebrew shālaḥ mānōth, alteration of Hebrews mishlōaḥ mānōth

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“Shalach monos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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